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“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”  –Gloria Steinem This quote from Gloria Steinem seemed perfect for July since many of us try to steal some extra time to enjoy the beauty that is summer in Maine – and perhaps spend a […]

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On July 29th, Kathy Kilrain del Rio provided testimony by the Coalition for Maine Women before the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in support of a new rule, Chapter 888, under the Kid Safe Products Act. The new rule would name four phthalates as priority chemicals and require manufacturers to disclose their use in […]

On Tuesday, July 29th, Paige Holmes testified before the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Paige is a mom of two young boys and a member of the Board of Directors for the Maine Women’s Lobby. Earlier this year, she learned that she had levels of toxic phthalates in her body that were higher than […]

Maine people have a right to know about the use of dangerous phthalates in our everyday products. That’s why Mainers across the state signed petitions to initiate rule-making on four dangerous phthalates. The rule would name four phthalates as priority chemicals and require manufacturers to disclose their use in products under Maine’s Kid Safe Products Act.   […]


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