Protect Your Family From Herbicide Spraying

Submitted by Sue Phelan (info@GreenCAPE.org or 508.362.5927) The corporate giant NSTAR/Northeast Utilities (NU) and others such as National Grid, the railroads and MTA are all poised to spray their toxic mixtures of herbicides over residential and public properties statewide. These corporations do not own the land in most cases. They only have easements over the […]

Support Environmental Health Research in Massachusetts

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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!

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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

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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

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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 […]