Environmental Toxins

MBCC to Participate in STEEP 5-Year Project

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is proud to be partnering with our sister organization Silent Spring Institute, and their collaborators at the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Harvard University on a new study focused on highly fluorinated chemicals, also called PFASs.  The STEEP (Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs) Superfund Research Center is … Read more

Addressing Chemicals of Concern: new, one-of-a-kind toxic exposures educational program tours statewide

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures educational outreach materials, which empower discussions between health professionals and patients, started touring statewide in 2014. This educational program is designed by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) to facilitate discussions between health professionals and patients about environmental exposures and chemicals of concern.  To help facilitate … Read more

Victory in MA State Senate

On May 19, 2016, the Massachusetts Senate passed an Act to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants! Now on to the MA House of Representatives. The following update is provided courtesy of Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow. BOSTON, Mass.—The Massachusetts Senate voted favorably to ban eleven toxic flame retardants from children’s products and … Read more