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About The Alliance
Our Principles
We believe that all Maine people have a right to a healthy environment where we live, work and play.
We envision a future free of exposure to harmful chemicals in our air, water or food.
We want our children to grow up healthy with every opportunity to thrive.
We seek to build a healthy economy that provides good jobs producing clean products and services.
We are proud of all that’s been accomplished so far toward a clean and healthy Maine.

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This report is a collaborative effort of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, a campaign dedicated to protecting American families from toxic chemicals. The report incorporates a significant body of peer-reviewed science on chemicals and health. Download the report.

 

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How industry scientists stalled action on carcinogen
The Center for Public Integrity - 3/13/2013. 
Today, tens of millions of Americans drink chromium-tainted tap water. Yet the controversy over whether people like John Speth are dying of cancer from it is still being hotly debated.
How retailers can collaborate on safer chemicals
GreenBiz.com - 3/13/2013. 
By Sally Edwards - Retailers are often caught by surprise when a new chemical of concern hits the news. Headlines such as "Dangerous Toys Lurk on Store Shelves" or "Plastics in Baby Bottles May Pose Health Risk" can send retailers scrambling to remove products from shelves, often in response to public concerns that precede regulations.
This Man Wants You to Believe That BPA-Laced Plastic Is Harmless
Mother Jones - 3/13/2013. 
By Tom Philpott - Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an industrial chemical found in everything from food-can linings to cigarette filters to retail receipts. Nationwide testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found it in "nearly all" of its subjects. A growing body of research has established BPA as an endocrine-disrupting chemical that does harm at tiny doses.
Public deserves protection from toxins
Portland Press Herald - 3/12/2013. 
Letter by Andrew Hikade - I'm not your typical voice for more stringent toxic chemical regulation. I'm neither a parent nor a pregnant mother, not a doctor or physician, but I am 28, a proud lifelong Mainer and an advocate for the future of my state.
LR 1627 support
Bangor Daily News - 3/12/2013. 
Letter by Ann L. Holland, M.D. - As a family doctor to whom my patients look for guidance and advice in matters of health, I am dismayed at the proliferation of unsafe chemicals found in everyday products without any warnings whatsoever.
Whole Foods: GMO disclosure labels on all its food by 2018
Reuters - 3/8/2013. 
By Lisa Baertlein - Whole Foods Market Inc will require all products sold in its U.S. and Canadian stores to carry a label by 2018 saying whether they contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Hidden Dangers in Your Baby's Nursery
HealthyChild.org - 3/6/2013. 
Did you know the air in a newly furnished and painted nursery may contain more than 300 toxic chemicals? Check out our new infographic to learn where hidden dangers lurk inside your baby’s room, along with quick, simple steps to create a healthy and safe nursery.
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