Take Action! Make Phone Calls or Send emails to Support Clean Drinking Water and Ground Water Research!
Most Americans assume that their drinking water is safe, but there is increasing evidence that some water supplies contain dangerous levels of contaminants. While the health risks associated with certain contaminants are well-established, as in the case of lead, other unregulated contaminants are just being discovered. It is these contaminants of emerging concern that should give us all pause. Do we really know what’s in our drinking water?
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is advocating for funding to support an innovative research and education initiative from our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute. MBCC is seeking $1,590,000 in funding over a three-year period of time to support comprehensive clean water research. With this funding, Silent Spring Institute researchers will be able to:
- Evaluate potential health effects of exposure to highly fluorinated chemicals in drinking water
- Test for emerging contaminants in private wells across Massachusetts
- Evaluate methods to enhance removal of emerging contaminants from household wastewater
- Develop online water quality information tools for Massachusetts citizens
MBCC encourages you to contact your State Senator and Representative to request support for this critical clean water research to take place over the next three years. Go to https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator or call 617-722-2000 to find contact information for your legislators.