Maine became a leader in chemical safety reform with the 2008 Kid Safe Products Act (KSPA), a first-in-the-nation comprehensive chemical safety law that establishes a science-based process for phasing out the worst chemicals from household products. Under KSPA, Maine identified chemicals with known hazards and potential exposure, and phased out BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, reusable containers, and packaging for infant formula and baby food. In the past decade Maine has also eliminated uses of arsenic and brominated flame retardants, and collected nearly $2 million from paint manufacturers for the Lead Poisoning Prevention Fund. Behind each new effort is a growing network of Mainers concerned for the future: Maine has the nation’s highest rate of cancer deaths, and disproportionately high rates of asthma, obesity, and autism. Much work remains to truly protect Maine children and other vulnerable groups from harmful toxic chemicals.

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  • Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine


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