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  • Sign the petition - protect patient safety in Burlington, VT

    Sign the petition - protect patient safety in Burlington, VT

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  • Breaking: Supreme Court rules against women. Join the dissent

    Breaking: Supreme Court rules against women. Join the dissent

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  • The Supreme Court overturns MA state buffer  zone law. Here's how to help

    The Supreme Court overturns MA state buffer zone law. Here's how to help

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  • URGENT: Governor Paul LePage vetoes important women's health bill!

    URGENT: Governor Paul LePage vetoes important women's health bill!

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  • Gavel to Gavel: 2014 Vermont Legislative Session Recap

    Gavel to Gavel: 2014 Vermont Legislative Session Recap

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  • Act now to advance women's health in Maine!

    Act now to advance women's health in Maine!

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  • Pro-women's health bill introduced in Congress

    Pro-women's health bill introduced in Congress

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  • VT PAC Packs the house at annual fundraiser

    VT PAC Packs the house at annual fundraiser

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  • Health Care Reform is here - Get Ready to Get Covered

    Health Care Reform is here - Get Ready to Get Covered

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  • PPNNE Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Overturning of DOMA

    PPNNE Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Overturning of DOMA

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Welcome to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England's Action Fund Program!

We now have new and exciting websites for each state's work.

Click on your state below!

Environmental Health

As one of the largest providers of reproductive health care in our region, PPNNE believes it is our responsibility to ensure our patients and communities understand the link between their health and the products they consume, and to educate them about reducing exposure to toxic chemicals.

We call this work Good Chemistry.

Advocating for comprehensive chemical reform has become a focus for advocates of reproductive justice, as there is growing evidence linking chemical exposure to infertility, early puberty, cancers, asthma and other health issues.

Some alarming statistics:

  • According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of miscarriages and stillbirths have increased notably since the 1970s and 80s.
  • An estimated 3 to 10 % of women suffer endometriosis – a leading cause of infertility that has been linked to chemical exposures.
  • The average sperm count has decreased 50% from our grandfather’s generation.
  • 12% of U.S. women have difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy full term.
  • The steepest rise in infertility in the past thirteen years has been for women 25 and under,  an increase of 41% for women in this age bracket.

PPNNE is a member of three coalitions dedicated to environmental health;  The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Vermont, The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy New Hampshire, and The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine. With each coalition, our goal is to pass legislation which would reduce our exposure to environmental contaminants at the state level. During the past legislative session, these coalitions worked to ban and reduce harmful contaminants, including Deca (a toxic flame retardant) and BPA (Bisphenol A, used in making plastics).

  • Stay informed with Action Alerts from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund