Reducing Chemical Exposure

What’s showering got to do with chemical exposure? Warm showers open up your pores allowing you to more easily absorb chemicals in your personal care products (several common chemicals used in personal care products have links with breast cancer) and you inhale airborne toxics from the water streaming over you. The Silent Spring Institute recommends using […]

Men with Breast Cancer?

Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina housed and trained thousands of Marine’s and their families in the early and mid 1980’s at a time when the base’s drinking water was found to be highly contaminated – it’s unclear how long this contamination had been present.  Solvents such as trichloroethylene, a degreaser, benzene and […]

Attorneys Band Together To Support Breast Cancer Prevention!

An unbelievable outpour of support from attorneys throughout Cape Cod has made all the difference in this year’s Against the Tide event in Brewster!  The Cape Cod Attorney Walk Team for Breast Cancer Prevention has not only raised funds to go towards the research of this disease, but many are also planning to participate in […]

MBCC Awarded: Environmental Justice Work

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition was honored to accept the 2010 Boston REACH Coalition award in appreciation for the organizations outstanding commitment and partnership.  MBCC, along with the REACH Coalition, held three conferences addressing the specific issues that black women confront in the face of breast cancer.  The organization is also committed to promoting breast […]

Unhealthy allies?

Submitted by Margo Simon Golden, President, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. The New York Times (NYT) reported that of two common materials “used daily by millions of Americans…one causes cancer and the other might.”   The National Toxicology Program (NTP), a branch of the National Institute of Health, issued warnings: “[C]onsumers should…avoid contact with formaldehyde and […]