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Children

Birth Defects Research for Children, Inc. - Provides information to parents and professionals about all kinds of birth defects, the environmental exposures that may cause them, and support services available to children with birth defects and their families.

EPA - Children's Health Protection - Provides information about environmental hazards where children live, work and play.

Mount Sinai Center for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research - Established in 1998 as an interdisciplinary Center to address the neurodevelopmental impacts of pesticides, lead and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).

The Safe Playgrounds Project - Emphasis on protecting children from exposure to arsenic-treated.


Clean Production

Business NGO Working Group - A unique collaboration for promoting the creation and adoption of safer chemicals and sustainable materials in a way that supports market transitions to a healthy economy, healthy environment, and healthy people.

Clean Production Action - Translates the systems-based vision of clean production into the tools and strategies NGOs, governments and businesses need to advance green chemicals, sustainable materials and environmentally preferable products.


Communities

EnviroMapper - This EPA tool lets you find out about toxics in your region by creating a custom map that depicts environmental information you select.

The Chemical Scorecard - The Environmental Defense Fund's provides an in-depth pollution report for your county, covering air, water, chemicals, and more.

ToxTown - The National Library of Medicine provides a tour of a virtual town where you can learn about toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.


Consumer Products

Skin Deep - The Environmental Working Group compiled this extensive database with information and news about the relative safety of personal care products. See how your favorite products measure up.


Economics

An Economic Cost Assessment of Environmentally-Related Childhood Diseases in Maine - Mary E. Davis, PhD Adjunct Assistant Professor School of Economics University of Maine.

Environment

Fooling with Nature - Bill Moyers' PBS special about how man-made chemicals in the environment are affecting wildlife and humans. 

Mercury & Wildlife - The National Wildlife Federation website explains how mercury gets into the environment and moves through the food chain.


Federal Reform

Who Supports Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act

Why TSCA Reform Is Needed

Fact Sheet: Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

TSCA Performance In 35 Years


Food & Water

Food News - The Environmental Working Group, this website presents a report card on pesticides in produce, and includes a downloadable wallet card to help you choose produce that lowers your exposure.

Organic Food in Maine - The Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) maintains this searchable database to help you locate fresh, organic, Maine-grown food.


Green Chemistry

Center for Green Chemistry at U Mass Lowell - Information about the research, outreach and publications of this center.

Green Chemistry - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's page promoting innovative chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products.

Green Chemistry Innovations - The American Chemical Society maintains this page.

Green Chemistry Journal - Publishing cutting-edge research that reduces the environmental impact of the chemical enterprise by developing alternative sustainable technologies.


Health

e.hormone - hormones and the environment - The Center for Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities provides background and up-to-date information about endocrine disruption and other environmental signaling.

The Chemical Injury Information Network - Information on multiple chemical sensitivities.


Homes & Workplaces

CHEC's HealtheHouse - The Children's Health Environmental Coalition's website with information about environmental health risks affecting children.

Healthy Homes and Families: How to reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals at home. (756 kb PDF) The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine produced this informative guide to keeping your home free of harmful products and chemicals.

Household Products Database - The National Institutes of Health provide health and safety information on household products.

Mercury in Your Home - The National Wildlife Federation offers a tour of a virtual home where you can find mercury in lots of common household items and furnishings.


Organizations

Clean Production Action - This international organization researches and promotes the use of safer, cleaner products in society, and develops innovative policy initiatives to encourage a societal transition to a biosociety in which human societies and the world's ecosystems maintain stability and diversity.

Washington Toxics Coalition - This dynamic group protects public health and the environment by eliminating toxic pollution in Washington State. The group has been very supportive of Alliance efforts to do the same in Maine. Their website contains a wealth of information about toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces, communities and, of course, our bodies.


Pesticides

Beyond Pesticides - The National Campaign Against the Misuse of Pesticides maintains this website, which provide pesticide news, information and action alerts.

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - Provides news and information about the coalition's efforts to advance healthy solutions to pest problems.

Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA) - News and information about PANNA's campaigns to replace pesticide use with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.

Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database - Your one-stop location for current toxicity and regulatory information for pesticides. This is a project of the Pesticide Action Network of North America.


Policy Initiatives

Executive Order Promoting Safer Chemicals - Maine's Governor John Baldacci issued this order in February of 2006.

Integrated Products Policy - The international group Clean Production Action describes this environmental policy under discussion in the European Union.

Resources for Policy Makers - The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine has compiled important documents to inform policy decision making.


Toxics Industry

Trade Secrets - Bill Moyers' PBS special examines how, for several decades, chemical companies have violated the public's right to know about exposures to hazardous chemicals.


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