What would it take to wean our economy off its dependency on carcinogenic chemicals?
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 […]
Submitted by Sue Phelan (info@GreenCAPE.org or 508.362.5927) The corporate giant NSTAR/Northeast Utilities (NU) and others such as National Grid, the railroads and MTA are all poised to spray their toxic mixtures of herbicides over residential and public properties statewide. These corporations do not own the land in most cases. They only have easements over the […]
On February 21st, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition attended a presentation at Harvard University by Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Initiative, Arlene Blum, PhD, to discuss the potential impact of California’s new flammability standards on Massachusetts. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, helped to organize this meeting and Research Scientist Robin Dodson presented findings […]
Researchers at Oregon State University used silicone wrist bracelets to test the chemical exposures of study participants over a 30 day period. Silicone is porous so it absorbs and traps many types of chemicals, making it a great way to track exposures over a period of time. At the end of the study, researchers detected […]