Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk

A study published June 2nd, 2015 in Environmental Health Perspectives, “Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk: A Case Study for Chemical Safety Evaluation” outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing approach, the authors, including Janet Ackerman and Ruthann Rudel of Silent Spring Institute, identify two critical needs: the need for new chemical safety […]

MBCC Team to Run in the Falmouth Road Race

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For the first time, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be sponsoring a team in the New Balance Falmouth Road Race!

NSTAR/Eversource Plan to Use Toxic Herbicides Again in 2015

Submitted by Sue Phelan, info@GreenCAPE.org  NSTAR (now re-branded as Eversource Energy) has published their 2015 Yearly Operational Plan (YOP) for Cape Cod and beyond. Once again includes the use of powerful herbicides.  Please spend a little time looking at the plan, the maps, the warnings. The plans are not substantially different from town to town but the […]

Athleticism Meets Activism

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites you to join us for our annual Against the Tide morning events on June 20th in Hopkinton and on August 15th in Brewster! These family-friendly, statewide events bring athletes of all levels and ages together for one common cause – the prevention of the environmental causes of breast cancer. Against […]

Two Important Films

The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites you to see two important films. HBO’s documentary Toxic Hot Seat follows firefighters, mothers, activists, scientists, journalists and politicians as they work to expose the chemical industry’s role in requiring harmful toxic flame retardant use in our homes. Earth Focus’ documentary Unsafe: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals highlights […]