Board President attends the Mind the Store Day of Action

MBCC Board President Margo Simon Golden joined with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow on April 16th for their national “Mind the Store” day of action to raise awareness of toxic chemicals in consumer products found at Walgreens. Nationally and throughout the Commonwealth, concerned citizens descended on Walgreens to inform individual stores that […]

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 […]

New Evidence for Toxics in Food Packaging – Tips to Avoid Them

A report recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health (part of the British Medical Journal) adds further scientific evidence to the presence of synthetic toxics in food packaging. When food and beverages come in contact with the packaging, chemicals can leach out and are ingested by anyone who consumes that item. In […]

VICTORY: P&G Stops Using Diethyl Phthalate and Triclosan in Products!

After extended pressure from consumers, Proctor & Gamble has announced that they will stop using two toxic chemicals, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and triclosan, in their personal care products. P & G is a multinational corporation owning several name brands including Crest, Head & Shoulders, Covergirl, Herbal Essences, Pantene, Olay, and more. This is a major […]

European Study Finds Toxins in Consumer Products

A study conducted by the British environmental group, ClientEarth, tested various consumer products for five endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), or hormone-altering chemicals that have been linked with cancer, reproductive problems, and other negative health consequences. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, did a similar product-testing study in 2012 looking for many of the same chemicals […]