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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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Taking Green Chemistry Out Of The Lab and into Products
Yale Environment 360 - 5/16/2012. 
Paul Anastas pioneered the concept of green chemistry and has led the effort to rethink the way we design and make the products we use. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about the challenges of bringing this approach to policy making and the frustrations of tackling environmental issues in a politically polarized era.
Just What's Inside Those Breasts?
National Public Radio - 5/16/2012. 
Fresh Air - Terry Gross interviews Florence Williams. Breasts are getting bigger and arriving earlier. They're also attracting chemicals and environmental toxins, which are getting passed along in breast milk.
Keep harmful chemicals away from children
Bangor Daily News - 5/14/2012. 
Opinion Editorial by Dr. Janice L. Pelletier and Dr. Steve Feder.
Toxic Roulette
Chicago Tribune - 5/10/2012. 
Firemaster 550, touted as safe, is the latest in a long line of flame retardants allowed onto the market without thorough study of health risks
Makers of flame retardants manipulate research findings to back their products, downplay health risks
Chicago Tribune - 5/9/2012. 
Twenty-five years ago, scientists gathered in a cramped government laboratory and set fire to specially designed chairs, TVs and electrical cables packed with flame retardants. For the next half-hour, they carefully measured how much the chemicals slowed the blaze.
Toxics from everyday life reaching Columbia River
Seattle Times - 5/8/2012. 
A federal study released Tuesday found more than 100 toxic substances from everyday life are making their way through wastewater treatment plants into the Columbia River.
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