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 […]

Towards a Cancer-Free Cape Economy Forum Event

What would it take to wean our economy off its dependency on carcinogenic chemicals?

June 10th: MBCC to attend Mass General Hospital “one hundred” influential cancer organizations gala

In February of this year, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) was selected as an honoree of the one hundred for 2014. On June 10, MBCC along with the 99 other nominees will attend an annual dinner to receive this prestigious award and recognition. This year, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center received nearly 1,000 nominations […]