Family Corner 7/23/14

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Health and Environmental Safety for Children and Families

Program Topic: Phthalates in our Lives

Key Discussion Points:
a) How chemicals are inserted into our products – effort to waken the consumer
b) What Maine is asking for – clarification that this “ask” is to have a list of products with phthalates in them for website positing and not to have products labeled
c) Promote response for the upcoming hearing: the hearing on July 29th at 1:00 at the DEP in Augusta, ME

A) Emma Halas-O’Connor, Coalition and Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, Environmental Health Strategy Center.
B) Danna Hayes, Director of Public Policy for the Maine Women’s Lobby and Policy Center.
C ) Beth Ahearn, Program Director, Maine Conservation Alliance