Thanks to the support of people like you, Maine is moving rapidly to fix our broken chemical safety system and setting the pace for the nation. Since 2002, EHSC and our allies have passed new laws phasing out mercury, lead, and brominated flame retardant chemicals from everyday products. In 2008, we passed the groundbreaking Kid-Safe Products Act that establishes a new Maine system to identify and phase out the most toxic chemicals that endanger our children.
These changes didn’t happen by accident. They happened because thousands of parents, nurses, students, workers, and others — people like you — demanded change.
Our strength is in numbers. When large numbers of voters speak up, candidates and elected officials listen. When large numbers of citizens act, decision makers respond. When large numbers of consumers demand safer products, smart companies make changes.
There are many ways you can act to support safer chemicals and a sustainable economy.