Thank You for Helping Change the World: Against the Tide 2014

Girl Scouts cheer on Against the Tide participant at Brewster 2014 event

It is because of your support, passion, and dedication at Against the Tide this summer that the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is able to continue working towards preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

$5 for 5 Days Campaign to support breast cancer prevention

From Monday, August 4th through Friday, August 8th, we challenge you to complete one random act of kindness: A $5 donation to an Against the Tide participant to help them reach their fundraising goal for the event to prevent breast cancer for future generations.

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 […]

Pollution Becomes Personal: NSTAR Spraying Update from GreenCape

Over the course of  one month last year NSTAR sprayed over 2,000 gallons of pesticide mixture on 800 acres of Cape Cod.  Many more thousands of gallons will be sprayed unnecessarily in the coming weeks according to NSTAR’s 2014 Yearly Operational Plan as approved by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).  Even more amazing-more […]