A New Discussion Tool for Health Professionals and Patients to Reduce Toxic Exposures

Lets Talk PreventionLet’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures is an educational program facilitated by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) to increase discussions about environmental exposures between health professionals and patients. The goal of this program to reduce toxic exposures holds implications for reducing the burden of all environmentally-linked diseases, including breast cancer. To help facilitate these discussions and make this important public health topic more palatable at your next doctor’s appointment, MBCC has created a booklet for health professionals and a medical brochure for patients.

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BPA Ban Introduced in Congress by Senator Markey (D-MA)

Senator Markey along with Representatives Capps and Meng lead the way in toxic exposure reduction with the introduction of the “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” in Congress. The bill, “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” introduced in Congress on Wednesday, June 9th would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the […]

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Flame Retardants Update: Kaiser pledges to only purchase flame retardant free furniture

  In our March/April eNewsletter, we reported on TB117-2013, the revised flammability standard passed in California in January 2014 that has become de-facto standard for much of the United States. The new standard is an important step towards reducing exposures to flame retardant chemicals, which are often found in high levels in our homes and bodies and […]

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Pollution Becomes Personal: NSTAR Spraying Update from GreenCape

Over the course of  one month last year NSTAR sprayed over 2,000 gallons of pesticide mixture on 800 acres of Cape Cod.  Many more thousands of gallons will be sprayed unnecessarily in the coming weeks according to NSTAR’s 2014 Yearly Operational Plan as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).  Even more amazing-more […]

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