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We shouldn’t be exposed to dangerous chemicals from food containers. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approvals of thirty ortho-phthalates as additives in food contact articles.

Toxics Resources

Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects
Handout from PSR on the adverse health effects of common anti-bacterial products.

PFCs: Stain-Resistent and Cancer-Causing?
Handout from PSR on perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) and their effect on human health.

Chemical Safety Improvement Act Handout
Handout from PSR on federal legislation regarding chemical safety

Fragrances Fact Sheet
Fact sheet from PSR on fragrances in consumer products and their impact on human health

Obesity: Chemical Causes
Fact sheet from PSR on chemicals and the obesity epidemic

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals
Fact sheet from PSR on environmental chemicals that impact prenatal health

Environmental Health Resources and Links
Resource list compiled by PSR Maine

Environmental Health Policy Institute
PSR's monthly expert panel on toxics and environmental health topics

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  • Get these dangerous chemicals out of our food!

    We shouldn’t be exposed to dangerous chemicals from food containers. Tell the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its approvals of thirty ortho-phthalates as additives in food contact articles.

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    What now, after the Supreme Court stay?
    The Supreme Court in February 2016 issued a "stay," or a temporary suspension, of the Clean Power Plan while a lower court reviews this legal challenge. This situation raises many questions.