EPA Establishes Legal Limits for PFAS in Drinking Water — MBCC Urges Support for Bills to Address PFAS in Massachusetts

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director  508-246-3047  EPA Establishes Legal Limits for PFAS in Drinking Water MBCC Urges Support for Bills to Address PFAS in Massachusetts On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized legally enforceable drinking water standards on per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to the EPA, … Read more

Webinar Recording: Breast Cancer-Related Chemicals in Products Used by Black Women

Poster for April 2024 webinar recording

Dr. Elissia Franklin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Silent Spring Institute whose work focuses on chemical exposure assessment. She has expertise in mass spectrometric analysis and lipidomics, a subset of metabolomics, which she is applying to exposomics (the study of environmental exposures that an individual experiences) and biomonitoring work. She also is involved in … Read more

Webinar Recording: Documentary Screening – “The Poison In Us All”, April 10, 2024

The Poison Within Us documentary poster

“The Poison In Us All” is a Bloomberg Original Series by Bloomberg Investigates. Following the documentary screening will be Q&A with Dr. Laurel Schaider, who is featured in the documentary. 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 … Read more

MBCC in the Media: Cape Cod Times Article on the ATDSR/CDC Multi-site (PFAS) Study

The following excerpt comes from an article that was written by Jeannette Hinkle for the Cape Cod Times. The article discusses the ATSDR/CDC Multi-Site Study that Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) participated in as a community partner for its sister organization, Silent Spring Institute (SSI), and provides quotes from MBCC’s Executive Director Cheryl Osimo and … Read more

Webinar Recording: The Chemical Class Approach towards Healthier Products and People March 20, 2024

Poster for March webinar recording

Dr. Arlene Blum is the Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute and a Research Associate in Chemistry at UC Berkeley. The Institute’s scientific research and policy work with government and business has reduced the use of classes of harmful chemicals including flame retardents and fluorinated chemicals in consumer products world-wide.