House Chemical Bill Fails to Protect Public from Toxic Chemicals

On February 27th Representative Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled the Chemicals in Commerce Act as a “discussion draft” to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This is the latest step in debates over reforming TSCA, which has not been updated since it was passed in 1976. MBCC is a longtime active member of the coalition, Safer […]

Cape Cod Times Gives Silent Spring Institute Funding a “Thumbs Up”

Cape Cod Times, Friday February 28th, 2014: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN AND TAKE ACTION                                        

The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Mariah Blake, Reporter for Mother Jones, recently wrote a scary yet informative piece on a very real consequence of our virtually non-existent chemical regulatory system: when one chemical is removed from products, there is no guarantee in place that the replacement is any safer. She uses the recent example of BPA in plastic products to […]

Mass General Hospital Honors MBCC in 2014

MBCC has been selected as an honoree of the one hundred in 2014! The one hundred is an annual event celebrating individuals and organizations who have made strides in the movement to eradicate cancer. It is created and sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. MBCC Executive Director, Cheryl Osimo, and Board President, Margo […]

Pharmaceuticals & Other Contaminants in Drinking Water: Silent Spring Institute Study Results

In the January 2014 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Science of The Total Environment, Silent Spring Institute researchers published results of their most recent water quality research. Researchers tested 20 public water wells for 92 different wastewater-related contaminants. The most frequently detected contaminants were pharmaceuticals and perfluorosurfactants (used in many consumer products including food packaging, […]