Environmental Toxins

PFAS: An Act Relative to Toxic Free Kids

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An Act Relative to Toxic Free Kids, S.175, H.318 Sponsored by Senator Cindy Friedman and Representative James Hawkins Chemicals that cause cancer, harm brain development, and disrupt hormones should not be in things specifically designed and sold for children! But harmful substances, including PFAS, are in children’s toys, clothing, school supplies, shampoos, lotions, and more. … Read more

PFAS: An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS

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An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS, S.1356, H.2197* Sponsored by Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Kate Hogan Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used in consumer products and industrial applications are in the blood of almost every American tested and are in Massachusetts water, soil, and wildlife. This bill: * … Read more

Remove PFAS from Food Packaging

For our 2020-2021 campaign, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is reaching out to supporters to contact their local representatives in support of legislation that would ban PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) from food packaging across the Commonwealth. Continuing with the momentum from our 2019 campaign which was focused on protecting Massachusetts drinking water from PFAS, this … Read more

Support Massachusetts Children & Firefighters

Massachusetts Children & Firefighters Need Your Support! Bill H.5024, An Act to Protect Children, Families, and Firefighters from Harmful Flame Retardants is sitting on Governor Baker’s desk awaiting his signature. After 8 years of hearings and testimonies, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted on New Year’s Day to pass H.5024, a bill which bans 11 … Read more