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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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A toxic-free mother's day in Maine
Safer Chemicals Healthy Families - 5/10/2009. 
On Friday, May 8, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree got an early Mother’s Day gift from her daughter Hannah Pingree on behalf of all the children of Maine.
Political Notebook [on Pingrees' Mother's Day Gift]
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009. 
What does a leading Maine lawmaker give her mother, who also happens to be a prominent state politician, as a gift for Mother’s Day? How about a ready-made piece of legislation?
EPA issues warning for flea treatment
Bangor Daily News - 5/9/2009. 
Pet owners’ concerns spur spot-on medicine probe. As flea season approaches and tick infestations move north, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is warning dog and cat owners about potential health risks to their animals from a variety of spot-on flea and tick medications.
Maine Things Considered [on Pingrees' Mother's Day Gift]
Maine Public Broadcasting Network - 5/8/2009. 
Click "Listen" for Friday, May 8, 2009. The story runs from 0:41 to 1:28 on audio file.
Mother and Daughter Lawmakers Share Mother’s Day Gift
ACHM Announcements - 5/8/2009. 
Maine Roadmap for Safer Children’s Products Sent to Washington DC
Pingrees tout bill to promote kid-safe products
Associated Press - 5/8/2009. 
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree says she's eager to work on federal legislation modeled after a year-old Maine law intended to rid children's toys of toxic chemicals. The Kid-Safe Products Law was sponsored by the congresswoman's daughter, House Speaker Hannah Pingree, who joined her mother Friday at the State House to promote efforts to run out a national version.
Protect your pup: veterinarian warns of lead in toys
Bangor Daily News - 5/7/2009. 
State Veterinarian Don Hoenig is issuing a warning to all pet owners about the dangers of high concentrations of lead in pet toys.
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