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

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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 […]

Rate of Environmentally-related Diseases Continues to be High in Massachusetts

“The Bay State has alarmingly high rates of disease linked to environmental factors. We have one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates in the country. Children’s health is also a concern: Massachusetts has childhood cancer and asthma rates that are greater than the national average.” Dr. Richard Clapp, DSc, MHP, addresses the growing body […]