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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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Citing climate threat, groups urge EPA to reject bid for fumigant tests
E&E Publishing - 7/14/2009. 
Environmental groups are urging U.S. EPA to deny Dow AgroSciences' request to allow tests of a termite-fighting insecticide on farmland because the chemical is a potent greenhouse gas.
When haste makes toxic waste
Boston Globe - 7/14/2009. 
By Ken Geiser and Joel Tickner. The same week that US Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts hailed House passage of the most sweeping environmental legislation since the 1970s, the Commonwealth cut one of the most effective state environmental laws in the country by virtually eliminating the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass-Lowell.
Parkinsons risk 'from raised pesticide level in blood'
The Independent - 7/14/2009. 
People with raised levels of a particular pesticide in their blood may have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, research published yesterday showed.
Parkinson’s link to raised pesticide level
The Herald (U.K.) - 7/14/2009. 
PEOPLE with raised levels of a particular pesticide in their blood may have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease, new American scientific research shows.
Is There Bisphenol A In Your Home Canning?
TreeHugger - 7/13/2009. 
TreeHugger recently reported that the endocrine disruptor Bisphenol A (BPA) was found in organic baby food packed in glass jars, apparently from the lining of the metal lid. Reporter Lloyd Alter wondered: could all of our delicious home-made preserves be contaminated too? The inside of the lids have a white finish; could this be made with bisphenol A? It turns out that it is.
Bisphenol A found in baby food in glass jars
TreeHugger - 7/11/2009. 
Health Canada (which last year banned BPA in baby bottles) tested baby food bottled in glass and found BPA in 84% of the samples.
Lawsuit Pending to Protect Polar Bears From Pesticides
Environmental News Service - 7/10/2009. 
A conservation group says that in 60 days it will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to consider impacts of contamination resulting from pesticide use in the United States on the threatened polar bear and its Arctic habitat.
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