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 […]
The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) has not been updated since it went into effect in 1976. 39 years is quite simply too long. When TSCA was passed, over 65,000 chemicals were “grandfathered in” and remained on the market without full safety testing. Today, out of over 84,000 chemicals registered for use, only about 200 […]
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) welcomes the permanent appointment of Dr. Vincent James Cogliano, PhD, as the Director of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC. IRIS develops scientific reviews of the health hazards of the chemicals in the environment. Dr. Cogliano has been acting director since 2010. […]
THE DANCE IS NOT CANCELLED! You can buy your ticket at the door – We hope to see you Saturday!
As of October 14, toxic pesticide exposures from NSTAR’s spraying private residential property under their electrical lines are no longer speculative. Widespread spraying of herbicides drifted outside the NSTAR transmission rights-of-way (ROWs) in Harwich, MA, exposing a horse farm with 16 horses, a few dogs, and the farm owners and workers. Clare Bergh, the owner […]