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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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State should get BPA out of baby food jars
Portland Press Herald - 1/15/2013. 
Editorial - Maine took an important step to protect children by phasing out the use of plastic baby bottles and sippy cups containing the chemical bisphenol-A. The Board of Environmental Protection should go a step further this week and vote to eliminate the chemical from baby food containers as well.
Get BPA out of food packaging
Lewiston Sun Journal - 1/15/2013. 
Letter to the Editor by Bettyann Sheats - “Out of the mouths of babes” sounds a lot like “Kids say the darnedest things,” and kids do. But some things need to stay out of the mouths of babies and toddlers. At their next meetings on Jan. 17 and 24, I hope the Board of Environmental Protection will ban BPA from food packaging for babies and toddlers.
If BPA banned from some packaging, why not all?
Kennebec Journal - 1/15/2013. 
Letter to the Editor by Diane Potter - The Board of Environmental Protection will meet on Thursday at the Augusta Civic Center to decide whether bisphenol-A should be banned from infant and toddler food packaging. As a grandmother of two young children, I can't help but wonder how this chemical could be banned from sippy cups and bottles but is acceptable in other infant and toddler food packaging that comes in contact with the food our precious children ingest.
Farmingdale entrepreneur to sell natural cleaning products at Hannaford supermarkets
Kennebec Journal - 1/14/2013. 
By Paul Koenig - Farmingdale - Shoppers at several Maine Hannaford supermarkets will see an addition to the natural and organic sections this week: a line of natural cleaning products from a local entrepreneur and house cleaner.
More than 130 nations begin talks toward global mercury treaty
The Republic (Columbus, Indiana) - 1/13/2013. 
By John Heilpring, AP - Geneva: Delegates from more than 130 nations began a final round of negotiations on Sunday that are expected to lead to the creation of the first legally binding international treaty to reduce mercury emissions.
BPA hearing set in Augusta on Thursday
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 1/12/2013. 
Letter to the Editor by Ruthie Hawley - As a concerned member of the Waterville and greater Maine community, I found it incredibly disturbing to learn that last week the LePage administration rejected a citizen-initiated petition to phase out toxic BPA from baby and toddler food packaging.
Shame on DEP for rejecting BPA ban extension
Kennebec Journal - 1/12/2013. 
Letter to the Editor by Nan Bennett - As a mother and professional who works with children with learning disabilities, I am very concerned about children's exposure to toxic chemicals. I'm thrilled that nearly 900 Maine people are currently petitioning the Maine Board of Environmental Protection to remove the toxic chemical bisphenol-A from baby food, toddler food and infant formula sold in Maine.
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