Ask your state Rep to co-sponsor the funding request for Silent Spring Institute to conduct water quality research. We deserve to know what’s in our water.
Against the Tide is the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual swim, kayak, walk, or run fundraising event. Click here to learn more and register or make a pledge!
NEW VIDEO: Silent Spring Institute Research Scientist, Laurel Schaider, PhD, describes emerging contaminants (including endocrine disruptors) and how to avoid them in drinking water. Click the image above to play the video.
“I support MBCC and it’s culture of prevention. My mother passed away from breast cancer at age 57. We will never know exactly why she was struck down by this curse, but perhaps if the next generation is better educated than the one before, we can wipe out unnecessary diagnoses and save irreplaceable lives- and […]
Click here to read the full issue FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends in Prevention, I extend my sincerest gratitude and appreciation to all who made donations in 2013. Your support helps us continue our work toward preventing breast cancer for future generations. I have been continuously inspired by the support we have received. […]
We are excited to introduce our new community education project, the MBCC Research Updates video series! This informative set of videos is designed to present the facts about environmental health and breast cancer prevention. Each short video will feature an interview with a researcher, medical professional, university professor, breast cancer activist, or other prominent figure […]
AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL LOBBY EXPENDITURE
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and their colleagues released their October 2013 Committee Opinion, Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents, advising health care providers “to alert patients regarding avoidance of toxic exposures” and “join leading scientists and other clinical practitioners in calling for timely action to identify and reduce exposure to toxic environmental agents...
On February 27th Representative Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled the Chemicals in Commerce Act as a “discussion draft” to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This is the latest step in debates over reforming TSCA, which has not been updated since it was passed in 1976. MBCC is a longtime, active member of the coalition, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, and agrees with their expert analysis of this bill. Unfortunately, this effort (fueled by the interests of the chemical industry)...
Cape Cod Times, Friday February 28th, 2014: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN AND TAKE ACTION Read More
Photographs by Evan Kafka Mariah Blake, Reporter for Mother Jones, recently wrote a scary yet informative piece on a very real consequence of our virtually non-existent chemical regulatory system: when one chemical is removed from products, there is no guarantee in place that the replacement is any safer. She uses the recent example of BPA in plastic products to highlight this issue, and the plastic industry’s effort to cover it up. We’ve included some excerpts from the article...