Safe Chemicals Act Re-introduced to Congress Last Week

Yesterday Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced the federal Safe Chemicals Act of 2013. If passed, this bill would reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 to repair some of its flaws. It would require that chemical manufacturers prove their chemicals are safe before they go on the market. Additionally, it … Read more

National Campaign for Consumer Safety Begins Today!

Environment and health groups across the country have launched a new campaign for consumer safety.  Using a list of over 100 chemicals of concern, groups are targeting major retailers to reformulate consumer products.  The full list of chemicals (including BPA, PVC and others) was sent to 10 companies yesterday along with a letter signed by … Read more

BPA Exposure In Utero Linked to Breast Cancer and Other Diseases

The French National Agency for Health, Food, Environment and Work Safety recently released a report adding to the evidence exposure to high levels of BPA have a range of health consequences – including breast cancer – especially for babies. Make sure you check out our Reduce your Exposure page for easy steps to reduce your … Read more

NCTV Ad Promoting Against the Tide!

[youtube][/youtube] Northampton Community Television (NCTV) supports the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition with the creation and dissemination of this advertisement to Community Access TV stations across the state!

Study Shows Advanced Breast Cancer Increasing in Women 25-39

Results from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that advanced breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread to the bones, brain or lungs) is increasing in young women. The study, conducted by Rebecca Johnson, analyzed data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database dating … Read more