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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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Sale and use of 200 pesticides to be banned in N.B.
CBCNews.ca - 6/18/2009. 
The New Brunswick government is banning the use and sale of 200 over-the-counter lawn-care pesticides starting later this year.
Study Finds Reproductive Health Effects From Low Doses of Bisphenol-A
NC State University - 6/17/2009. 
New research from North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) shows significant reproductive health effects in rats that have been exposed to bisphenol-A (BPA) at levels equivalent to or below the dose that has been thought not to produce any adverse effects.
Bangor protest targets unsafe baby products, chemical bisphenol-A
Bangor Daily News - 6/17/2009. 
People who happened to be passing through the intersection of Union and Hammond streets at noon Tuesday may have been distracted by the presence of a 20-foot-tall inflatable baby bottle.
Moms Group Calls For End To Sale Of Baby Products With BPA
WLBZ2.com - 6/17/2009. 
A group of environmental health advocates and moms gathered in Bangor today to call for action to stop the sale of baby products containing the chemical bisphenol A.
Giant Baby Bottle Raises Awareness About Toxic Chemicals
WABITV5 - 6/16/2009. 
Environmental activists in Bangor used a massive baby bottle as a backdrop to raise awareness about toxic chemicals in products for children.
BPA Protest in Bangor
WVII TV - 6/16/2009. 

No Safe Amount: The Handshake Theory of Chemical Toxicity
TreeHugger - 6/14/2009. 
The medieval physician Paracelsus said: "Poison is in everything, and no thing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy." Often quoted in paraphrase as the dose makes the poison, this truism has dominated regulation and chemical management for centuries. Agencies strive to keep people and the environment healthy by establishing the "safe" level of a chemical. At the same time that regulatory systems have proceeded on the "safe" level theory, biochemists have expanded the state of knowledge about the role of chemical messengers in the body. And the clash of cultures is about to change the way we think about chemicals in our lives. What does it mean for you?
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