MBCC to Participate in STEEP 5-Year Project

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is proud to be partnering with our sister organization Silent Spring Institute, and their collaborators at the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Harvard University on a new study focused on highly fluorinated chemicals, also called PFASs.  The STEEP (Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs) Superfund Research Center is […]

Addressing Chemicals of Concern: new, one-of-a-kind toxic exposures educational program tours statewide

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures educational outreach materials are currently touring statewide.

Victory in MA State Senate

On May 19, 2016, the Massachusetts Senate passed an Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants! Now on to the MA House of Representatives. The following update is provided courtesy of Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow. BOSTON, Mass.—The Massachusetts Senate voted favorably to ban eleven toxic flame retardants from children’s products and […]

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 […]