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 […]

NSTAR/Eversource and Other Utility Spraying: Your Voice Needed

Submitted by Sue Phelan, GreenCAPE In September, GreenCAPE was invited to provide informational materials and direct input relating to the Eversource spraying on electric utility rights-of-way (ROWs) by the Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Healey’s office following her public forum in Barnstable where we raised our objections to Eversource’s continued violation of our civil liberties and […]

Contaminating Our Bodies With Everyday Products

“The chemical lobby spent the equivalent of $121,000 per member of Congress last year, so expect chemical companies to enjoy strong quarterly profits, more boys to be born with hypospadias and more women to die unnecessarily of breast cancer.” – Nicholas Kristoff In an article in the New York Times called “Contaminating Our Bodies with Everyday […]

We Support Updating Boston’s Fire Code

On November 9th, the Boston City Council’s Committee on Public Safety held a hearing to discuss updates to the Boston Fire Prevention Code. Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT) coalition members and supporters attended the hearing to testify and show their support. As a member of the AHT Governing Board, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition […]