Toxic chemicals in many of our everyday products leach into our air, water, and food threaten the health of Maine’s environment and people, particularly our children. Recent scientific studies show that industrial chemicals added to consumer products are building up in our bodies and wildlife. Many of these toxic chemicals, found in common household items such as televisions, furniture, and even toys, have been linked to learning disabilities, immune dysfunction, hormone imbalances, reproductive problems, and cancer.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Safer alternatives to many common toxic chemicals exist and are already used extensively, in both commercial and residential applications. NRCM has successfully led efforts to pass laws that have eliminated many sources of toxic pollution, and we are committed to providing information on how you can reduce your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals in your everyday life.
Use these resources to learn how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from common toxic chemicals:
- Reduce Your Use: Tips for Reducing Your Footprint on the Environment
- Clean Housekeeping brochure
- Guide to reducing toxic pesticide use in your community
Explore the resources below to learn more about the state and federal laws that protect consumers from exposure to toxic chemicals: