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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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Our Citizen-Backed Proposal
Right now, retailers and consumers are left in the dark as to which products contain phthalates. Our proposal to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection calls for requiring manufacturers of household products to report that information publicly. We need your help so that parents, pregnant women and all Mainers know which products contain these harmful chemicals.

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Get toxic chemicals out of products used by children
Bangor Daily News - 4/2/2009. 
Op-Ed by Heather vanFrankenhuyzen and Cathy Anderson. No small-business owner wants to make or sell dangerous and unhealthful products, just as no parent wants to worry about the safety of the products they buy for their children. As small retailers, we’re anxious to see an end to the stress and uncertainty over dangerous chemicals being used in the products we sell — especially in products designed for children.
Flame Retardant Chemicals Taint All U.S. Coastal Waters
Environmental News Service - 4/1/2009. 
Chemicals used as flame retardants in consumer products since the 1970s now are found in all U.S. coastal waters and the Great Lakes, with elevated levels near urban and industrial centers, according to a federal government report issued today.
Lawmakers Seek to Ban BPA in Food, Beverage Containers
Wall Street Journal - 4/1/2009. 
There’s a move afoot in Congress to ban the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, from food and beverage containers. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Edward Markey introduced similar bills last month to ban the chemical, which has been linked to breast and prostate cancers and reproductive problems in animals, from all food and beverage containers, and Sen. Charles Schumer introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban it from food and beverage containers for infants and toddlers.
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