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 […]

Comment Against NSTAR Spraying on Cape Cod

The comment period on NSTAR’s plan to spray chemical herbicides on Cape Cod ends today [2/18]! Send your comment via email today to: Commissioner Greg Watson (MA Department of Agricultural Resources) Greg.Watson@state.ma.us  and  Michael McClean (Director of Rights-of-Way Programs at the MA State Pesticide Bureau) Michael.McClean@state.ma.us  CLICK THE LETTER BELOW TO VIEW ONE OF MBCC’S […]

Methylene Chloride Added to Higher Hazard Substances List

Methylene chloride has been added to the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) list of Higher Hazard Substances. Under the Higher Hazard Substance designation, companies that use 1,000 lbs. or more per year of methylene chloride and have more than 10 full time employees are required to conduct TURA reporting and planning.  About methylene chloride: Methylene […]

Public Health Advocates Find Flame Retardant Fight Follows Familiar Formula

Excerpt from Huff Post Green February 10, 2014: When chemical companies hired Grant Gillham in 2007 to manage a campaign in defense of flame retardants in couches and other consumer goods, Gillham recalled being “assured that the scientific information they had supporting the safety and effectiveness of their products was valid.” The companies’ claim turned […]

NIOSH Proposes New Policy for Workplace Carcinogens

On November 15th 2013 the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) released the draft of their new, proposed carcinogen policy, to replace the original policy issued in 1978. This draft is available for public comment and all comments must be received in writing at the NIOSH docket office by February 13th 2014. We […]