A Baby Step Closer on TSCA Rewrite

On June 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill that would update the nation’s chemicals regulations for the first time in almost 40-years. While the House bill takes a much narrower approach than a competing bill in the Senate, it does bring Congress a baby step closer to making making much […]

NSTAR/Eversource Plan to Use Toxic Herbicides Again in 2015

Submitted by Sue Phelan, info@GreenCAPE.org  NSTAR (now re-branded as Eversource Energy) has published their 2015 Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) for Cape Cod and beyond. Once again includes the use of powerful herbicides.  Please spend a little time looking at the plan, the maps, the warnings. The plans are not substantially different from town to town but the […]

Delay Game Played at the Public’s Expense

The public was stunned by the recent 60 Minutes story on formaldehyde levels in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring. Massachusetts Breast Cancer (MBCC) applauds CBS for shining a light on this very serious health concern. However, MBCC continues to be more troubled by the ongoing game of the politics of delay, as it is one that […]

Practice Prevention Today: NSTAR update

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We shouldn’t be forced to accept any threat to our water supply or our health that can be avoided. Prevention of cancer was cited by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring as “the imperative need”. Prevention IS paramount and we can all make simple contributions to this end. Consider halting utility herbicide spraying as an opportunity […]

BPA Ban Introduced in Congress by Senator Markey (D-MA)

Senator Markey along with Representatives Capps and Meng lead the way in toxic exposure reduction with the introduction of the “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” in Congress. The bill, “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” introduced in Congress on Wednesday, June 9th would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the […]