Early Detection Is Not Prevention

Letter to the Editor in the Boston Globe from Diane Savitzky, Board Member, MBCC Early detection is not same as prevention October 23, 2011 IN THE interview with Dr. Susan Love ( “Ramping up cancer research,’’ G, Oct. 17), the interviewer asks, “Detecting cancer early isn’t enough to prevent it?’’ I think we do ourselves a […]

Video Action – Safer Alternatives

The Safer Alternatives Bill continues to be a top priority for MBCC.  As we’ve been highlighting all month, far too many chemicals with links to breast cancer are on the market in consumer products and services found in around our home.  This legislation sets up a program to change that by assisting businesses in switching […]

A New Body and a New Voice

By Kristi Marsh As temperatures drop in New England, plumes of vibrant fall color adorn my routine. Along with russet and pumpkin hues, seas of curvaceous pink breast cancer ribbons are omnipresent. Bits of coral flicker from baseball hats and sweatshirt logos. Professional football players suit up in pastel pink jerseys and hot pink shoelaces. […]

Cling Wrap Alternatives

Uncling! Cling wrap is made of PVC, which contains harmful additives like lead, cadmium, phthalates, and the phthalate DEHP – nothing you want to ingest. Wrap up your food in wax paper or use plates for covering food instead.  

Sales Receipts

Careful handling those sales receipts. BPA can show up in some unexpected places, like your wallet. A December 2010 study from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition found that 95% of the money they tested contained traces of BPA. How did it get there? Thermal paper receipts are coated in a powdery […]