As our 30th year draws to a close, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) continues to build upon the mission on which we were founded, to prevent the environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. MBCC believes that all people deserve access to clean air, clean water, and food and consumer products free of harmful chemicals – this is a fundamental right regardless of one’s socio-economic status, zip code, gender, racial demographic, or sexual orientation.
On Tuesday, November 2nd, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory for people to limit or exclude fish from five Upper Cape Cod ponds from their diet. “You can remove PFAS from well water with filters. Unfortunately, there’s no way to remove PFAS from fish.” – Dr. Laurel Schaider, Senior Scientist, Silent Spring … Read more
Dr. Laurel Schaider is a Senior Scientist at Silent Spring Institute where she leads the Institute’s water quality research on PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern. She studies PFAS chemicals in drinking water, consumer products, and food, drinking water contamination from septic systems, and environmental justice disparities in drinking water quality. Tuesday, November 16th, … Read more
“This is a really bold set of actions for a big problem,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said, even as some advocates remain wary. According to the Washington Post, The Biden administration moved Monday to regulate a group of long-lasting, human-made chemicals that pose health risks to millions of Americans, even as they continue to be … Read more
Senator Joanne M. Comerford, ChairRepresentative Marjorie C. Decker, ChairSenator Susan L. Moran, Vice ChairRepresentative Brian W. Murray, Vice Chair Re: Support for H.2348, an Act to ban the use of PFAS in food packaging and S.1494, an Act relative to chemicals in food packaging Dear Chair Comerford, Chair Decker, and members of the Joint Committee … Read more