Eversource Update

Submitted by Sue Phelan, GreenCAPE In addition to the excessive 10 year tree cutting operation already announced by Eversource which will potentially push back their utility ROW (right of way) margins even deeper into private property, most Yearly Operational Plans (YOPs) for every MA town have already been submitted by the utilities, railroads, and other […]

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends in Prevention, This spring, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) brings vigor and growth to our 2016 program and events. – Against the Tide 2016 registration is now open! Come join us for our Statewide Annual Against the Tide swim, walk, kayak, and/or run athletic fundraising event to take place for the 24th year […]

CIGNA Update – A letter from MBCC’s Medical Adviser

Dear MBCC Supporter, A new study has shown that adding 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis) or ultrasound found an additional 24 cancers in 3,000 women with dense breasts in whom conventional mammogram detected no abnormalities. This data was presented at the 10th European Breast Cancer Conference. Breast density, defined as the relative amount of fibrous and glandular […]

Boston bill protects public from exposure to toxic chemicals, reflecting growing national demand for flame retardant-free furniture.

On March 23, 2016, Boston City Councilors passed a bill to amend the city’s Fire Prevention Code, allowing hospitals, schools, colleges, and other public buildings with sprinkler systems to use furniture free of toxic flame retardant chemicals. “This bill protects people from needless exposure to harmful flame retardants, creating a safer and healthier environment for […]