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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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Trial begins over baby food lead warning
San Francisco Chronicle - 4/8/2013. 
By Jason Dearen - An expert witness testified Monday that average lead levels in baby foods fall below the threshold for warning labels mandated under a California reporting standard.
Moms hope BPA fight leads to new law
Portland Press Herald - 4/7/2013. 
By Susan M. Cover - Belgrade: Megan Rice, a 37-year-old mother of two girls under 7, is one of several central Maine mothers who have led the charge to try to get the state to limit the use of BPA further in baby and toddler food packaging.
Safer products for the children
Lewiston Sun Journal - 4/5/2013. 
Letter by Erin Guay - When people shop for their children, it makes sense to check the labels, to see what’s inside them. Unfortunately, beyond a food label, there are other things lurking in kids' products that we have very little control over - dangerous chemicals. BPA in children’s food, parabens in shampoo and phthalates in plastic toys are just a few examples of the chemicals that children can be exposed to.
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