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 […]

Advances in Breast Cancer Prevention

By Dr. Michael Misialek Associate Chair of Pathology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine Medical Adviser, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition In the United States, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and more than 40,000 women die yearly from breast cancer. As a […]