VICTORY: P&G Stops Using Diethyl Phthalate and Triclosan in Products!

After extended pressure from consumers, Proctor & Gamble has announced that they will stop using two toxic chemicals, diethyl phthalate (DEP) and triclosan, in their personal care products. P & G is a multinational corporation owning several name brands including Crest, Head & Shoulders, Covergirl, Herbal Essences, Pantene, Olay, and more. This is a major … Read more

NSTAR Chemical Herbicide Plan for Cape Cod – Action Request from GreenCAPE

  Request for Action from Sue Phelan of GreenCAPE   Hello Friends of MBCC, In recent years you may have become aware of the plan by the electric utility NSTAR to spray a chemical cocktail of herbicides over their Cape Cod easements including private and public property, backyards, gardens, play sets, in the zones of … Read more

Silent Spring Institute Featured in Cape Newspapers

This article was published in the Harwich Oracle, Wareham Courier, Mashpee Enterprise, Sandwich Enterprise, and Bourne Enterprise in late August. TAKE ACTION: after reading the article below, be sure to sign the petition in support of Silent Spring Institute’s water research! Funding Lost, Silent Spring Presses On Stunned by the Failure of the state legislature to … Read more

The Boston Globe Denounces Toxics Action as “Chemophobia”

The Boston Globe article “Worried too much about chemicals? You could have chemophobia,” asks “Which causes more harm? A) pesticides and other synthetic chemicals sprayed on fruits and vegetables, or B) salmonella and other microbes living on such produce.” We respond, why do we need to compare two undesirable health conditions? The article is based … Read more

TURI Releases Carcinogens Report

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) recently released the report, Opportunities for Cancer Prevention: Trends in the Use and Release of Carcinogens in Massachusetts as a part of a comprehensive cancer prevention strategy. Emphasis of toxics use reduction is on changing manufacturing strategies and processes to reduce the use of carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals) and … Read more