Researchers at Oregon State Use a New Method to Test Exposure

Study silicone bracelets

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 […]

House Chemical Bill Fails to Protect Public from Toxic Chemicals

On February 27th Representative Shimkus (R-IL) unveiled the Chemicals in Commerce Act as a “discussion draft” to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This is the latest step in debates over reforming TSCA, which has not been updated since it was passed in 1976. MBCC is a longtime active member of the coalition, Safer […]

Cape Cod Times Gives Silent Spring Institute Funding a “Thumbs Up”

Cape Cod Times, Friday February 28th, 2014: CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN AND TAKE ACTION                                        

The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Mariah Blake, Reporter for Mother Jones, recently wrote a scary yet informative piece on a very real consequence of our virtually non-existent chemical regulatory system: when one chemical is removed from products, there is no guarantee in place that the replacement is any safer. She uses the recent example of BPA in plastic products to […]

Pharmaceuticals & Other Contaminants in Drinking Water: Silent Spring Institute Study Results

In the January 2014 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Science of The Total Environment, Silent Spring Institute researchers published results of their most recent water quality research. Researchers tested 20 public water wells for 92 different wastewater-related contaminants. The most frequently detected contaminants were pharmaceuticals and perfluorosurfactants (used in many consumer products including food packaging, […]