RadioActive 6/04/09

Producers/Hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco & Amy Browne

1) We talk about Maine efforts to organize against the escalating war in Afghanistan, including increasing pressure on Congress.
2) Bisphenol-A, is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in the polycarbonate plastic found in multiple consumer products, including baby bottles and baby toys. The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine talks about the need to get it out off retail shelves now. We also discuss Maine’s new “Act to Protect Children’s Health and the Environment from Toxic Chemicals in Toys and Children’s Products”, which requires the state to identify chemicals of high concern, requires manufacturers of products sold within the state to disclose the use of chemicals on the list, and authorizes the state to require that alternative chemicals be used if they exist. Today the Alliance emphasized the need for decisive action and federal policy.
Guests: Lisa Savage, local Maine coordinator for Code Pink
Mike Belliveau, executive director Environmental Health Strategy Center. ,