Archive for the ‘BPA’ Category

It’s that time of year again when we look back at the work we did together – from right here on our computers (or smart phones, tablets … you get the idea). This is a compilation of the most read action alerts and the issues they communicated. Throughout this past year, we fought against roll-backs […]

It’s about time we strengthen our chemical safety laws! Thanks to your activism, we have had major victories in Maine, in implementing common-sense laws to get toxic chemicals out of our consumer goods. With so much success at home – let’s take this show on the road! Next up: Washington D.C. The Safe Chemicals Act of […]

Hello, my name is Meryl Kus. I am a  student at Gardiner Area High School and am volunteering with the Maine Women’s Lobby this summer. Here are some thoughts about harmful consumer products and the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. There is a definite relation between toxic chemicals and the rise of serious health problems […]

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Feeling blue about the state of affairs in Augusta these days? I hear ya (although it might also be the rain). That’s why I’m writing to you today. Believe it or not, we have A LOT to celebrate. Thanks to you, and your calls, emails, and visits to the State House we have – together […]

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(AUGUSTA) The battle over efforts to reduce children’s exposure to toxic chemicals heated up significantly today with a public hearing on LD 1129, a bill that would gut Maine’s popular Kid-Safe Products Act. At first blush, Friday’s unanimous committee vote to replace bisphenol-A (BPA) in reusable food and beverage containers seemed to point to a […]

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