Lower Dose Parabens Might Increase Breast Cancer Risk

by Jennifer Ohayon, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Silent Spring Institute Previous studies may be greatly underestimating the toxicity of parabens with respect to breast cancer risk and reproductive problems according to new research published by the Silent Spring Institute and our collaborators. Estrogen-mimicking chemicals called parabens are a class of preservatives widely used in consumer products […]

Susan Wornick Joins MBCC Board of Directors

It is with great pride that we welcome a talented new member to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) Board of Directors: Susan Wornick. Not only has Susan received many awards for her work as a broadcaster on WCVB-TV and other outlets, but her diverse charitable achievements prove her commitment to making the world 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 […]

MBCC urges Cigna to reconsider important health coverage for women

Cigna has announced that after February 15, 2016 the company will no longer provide coverage for 3-D mammography. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. It provides far greater resolution than conventional 2-D mammography. Dr. Michael Misialek, Associate Chair of […]

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 […]