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 […]

Addressing Chemicals of Concern: new, one-of-a-kind toxic exposures educational program to tour statewide

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The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures educational outreach materials to tour statewide throughout 2015.

Practice Prevention Today: NSTAR update

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We shouldn’t be forced to accept any threat to our water supply or our health that can be avoided. Prevention of cancer was cited by Rachel Carson in Silent Spring as “the imperative need”. Prevention IS paramount and we can all make simple contributions to this end. Consider halting utility herbicide spraying as an opportunity […]

BPA Ban Introduced in Congress by Senator Markey (D-MA)

Senator Markey along with Representatives Capps and Meng lead the way in toxic exposure reduction with the introduction of the “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” in Congress. The bill, “Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014” introduced in Congress on Wednesday, June 9th would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the […]

Flame Retardants Update: Kaiser pledges to only purchase flame retardant free furniture

  In our March/April eNewsletter, we reported on TB117-2013, the revised flammability standard passed in California in January 2014 that has become de-facto standard for much of the United States. The new standard is an important step towards reducing exposures to flame retardant chemicals, which are often found in high levels in our homes and bodies and […]