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“PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together” – Webinar Recording from November 16th, 2021

Webinar recording of "PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together"

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. Download the Presentation … Read more

Dr. Malkas End of the Year Appeal Letter

Dear Friend, I recall that a friend of mine, also a breast cancer survivor, said I was in for one tough year following my diagnosis in the spring of 2015. I know she was being kind and wanted to support my emotional needs through the trauma of surgery and postoperative treatment. At the time, those … Read more

Executive Director Fall 2021 Newsletter

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.

PFAS Advisory – MA asks people to limit or not eat fish caught in 5 Cape Cod ponds

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

The Margo Simon Golden Memorial Webinar

MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION TO HOST THE MARGO SIMON GOLDEN MEMORIAL WEBINAR – ADVOCATING FOR HEALTH TOWARDS A CANCER-FREE FUTURE JANUARY 20, 2022 Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will host the Margo Simon Golden Memorial Webinar – Advocating for Health Towards a Cancer-Free Future, on Thursday, January 20th, at 12:00 PM EST. The Webinar program … Read more