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 […]
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 […]
What would it take to wean our economy off its dependency on carcinogenic chemicals?
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 […]
The Massachusetts Senate budget that was released on Thursday did not include a $500,000 request to fund water quality and public health research by Silent Spring Institute. The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) requested this funding on behalf of its sister organization, Silent Spring Institute to study exposure to toxic chemicals in drinking water and homes in […]