First Update in 40 Years Strengthens Federal Role, but Takes Away Stricter State Power to Eliminate Dangerous Chemicals in Everyday Products
Let the House Bill Make History
With final efforts underway to reconcile key differences in the bills to reform the nation's Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), we encourage our Maine delegation to support the U.S. House of Representatives in making history. House members should stand up for states’ ability to protect pregnant women, children, and all of us from exposure to health-threatening chemicals.
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Maine is at the center of a new national report on hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates. What Stinks? Toxic Phthalates in Your Home, presents recently-disclosed information showing that hormone-disrupting chemicals are used in a broader range of household products than previously known.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that thousands of Maine families are drinking well water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic linked to skin cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, and lower IQ in children. Less than half of Maine residents with well water are getting their water tested--and plenty more don't know it's unsafe.
A new national report reveals the dangerous chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is present in the linings of two out of three cans of food distributed by popular national brands. The report is based on the results of testing nearly 200 cans of food.
Plants to Products: A New Manufacturing Strategy for Maine
Biobased manufacturing converts plants into products that are safer for people and the planet. Read how the industry can grow jobs in Maine and support a sustainable economy. Bangor Daily News op-ed.