Town of Bourne to NSTAR – Nay to the Spray

The Town of Bourne is to be applauded for their recent demonstration of leadership in the matter of NSTAR herbicide spraying on Bourne properties. In previous years the Bourne Board of Selectmen along with Select Boards/Town Councils of Cape and Vineyard towns passed the resolution submitted by GreenCAPE that opposed the spraying of undisclosed mixtures of herbicides on […]

MBCC Applauds Senator Markey’s New Bill

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition applauds and supports our Senator Edward Markey (D, MA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D, CA) for introducing the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act, which would strengthen chemical reviews, set clear deadlines, preserve states’ roles, and put public health first. Unlike the chemical industry-backed reform bill introduced by […]

Whatever happened to better safe than sorry

The tripartite of Senators Udall (D, NM), Vitter (R, LA) and the chemical industry are about to introduce a “reform” bill that the chemical industry is applauding. Their pleasure gives us great pause. While Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) has long been calling for a much needed overhaul to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) […]

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 […]

Will Congress finally reform TSCA?

The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) has not been updated since it went into effect in 1976. 39 years is quite simply too long. When TSCA was passed, over 65,000 chemicals were “grandfathered in” and remained on the market without full safety testing. Today, out of over 84,000 chemicals registered for use, only about 200 […]