Helping protect the health of all Maine families
Download our booklet "Healthy Homes and Families, How to Reduce Your Family's Exposure to Toxic Chemicals at Home" which describes common sense actions people can take around the home and backyard to avoid well-known toxic chemicals.
GoodGuide rates products based on health and safety as well as environmental and social responsibility. In addition to searching products on their website, you can use their mobile app or add a toolbar to your browsing program for online shopping. Search for all kinds of products including personal care, kids, clothing, appliances, food, and even cars.
Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database contains toxicity information for over 69,000 products including cosmetics, sunscreens, soaps, perfumes, and more.
The Healthy Toys Website will help you find safer toys, and help you avoid known toxic toys. The website includes test results for over 8,300 products.
Check out the CHEJ's 2011 Back-to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies. The guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of this toxic plastic and suggests safer and affordable PVC-free products.
Bisphenol-A or BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical. BPA mimics the hormone estrogen and has been associated with a whole host of adverse health effects including learning disabilities, infertility, breast cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and early onset of puberty. BPA is a common chemical found in many consumer products such as the plastics used to make baby toys and the linings and lids of food containers. It is also frequently found in dental sealants, cash register receipts, reusable water bottles, and compact discs. To learn more, check out our Bisphenol-A (BPA) page.