Environmental Toxins

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

An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS

An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS, H.4486 Sponsored by Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Kate Hogan Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used in consumer products and industrial applications and are present in the blood of almost every American tested. PFAS are also present in Massachusetts water, soil, and wildlife. This bill: * Content from Clean … Read more

An Act Relative to Toxic Free Kids

An Act Relative to Toxic Free Kids, S.2564 Sponsored by Senator Cindy Friedman and Representative James Hawkins Chemicals that cause cancer, harm brain development, and disrupt hormones should not be in products specifically designed and sold for children! Harmful substances, including PFAS, are in children’s toys, clothing, school supplies, shampoos, lotions, and more. 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