Support Environmental Health Research in Massachusetts

980x550-HerbicidesWebHeader2

Ask your state Rep to co-sponsor the funding request for Silent Spring Institute to conduct water quality research.

Give Toxics the Boot – Thursday March 27th!

1098452_10152646176951102_615114154_n2

In light of yesterday’s tragedy in Back Bay, today’s press conference has been cancelled but the film screening will go on. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the two firefighters who lost their lives in the call of duty. Firefighters risk their lives every day on the job, but flames aren’t […]

What California’s New Flammability Standard Means for Massachusetts

Boy on couch

On February 21st, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition attended a presentation at Harvard University by Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Initiative, Arlene Blum, PhD, to discuss the potential impact of California’s new flammability standards on Massachusetts. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, helped to organize this meeting and Research Scientist Robin Dodson presented findings […]

Researchers at Oregon State Use a New Method to Test Exposure

Study silicone bracelets

Researchers at Oregon State University used silicone wrist bracelets to test the chemical exposures of study participants over a 30 day period. Silicone is porous so it absorbs and traps many types of chemicals, making it a great way to track exposures over a period of time. At the end of the study, researchers detected […]

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 […]