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Maine Legislature Passes Kid-Safe Products Bill Overwhelming Support for Chemical Policy Reform
ACHM Announcements - 4/16/2008. 
Lawmakers in the Maine House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly in support of LD 2048 - An Act To Protect Children's Health and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children's Products. The bill requires Maine to adopt a list of priority chemicals of high concern, forces manufacturers to disclose the toxic chemicals they add to products, and authorizes the state to require safer alternatives.
Maine Lab Finds High Phthalate Levels in Children’s Products
ACHM Announcements - 4/7/2008. 
Results from new testing released today by the Alliance for a Clean & Healthy Maine show high levels of phthalates, toxic chemicals that have been linked to harmful health effects, in popular children’s products. Waterproof crib mattress covers, teething rings, toys, and bubble bath are among the products recently tested by a Maine lab for the presence of phthalates. Twenty of the 24 products tested contained phthalates, chemicals banned in children’s products in Europe, California and Washington State.
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