“Nationwide study to packaging bans: What the Cape can do about PFAS, the forever chemicals”

On March 28, Cape Cod Times’ Susan Vaughn included Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and Silent Spring Institute in an article titled “Nationwide study to packaging bans: What the Cape can do about PFAS, the forever chemicals.” “HYANNIS — A program with panelists and two films Saturday afternoon provided much information on the toxic chemical substances called … Read more

Guest Column from Cheryl Osimo at Cape Cod Times

On March 19, Cape Cod Times included Cheryl Osimo, MBCC’s Executive Director, as a featured columnist of “Opinion/Your Turn: PFAS are everywhere. Here are some ways to get informed, involved.“ Every day, there are news headlines across the country about a class of chemicals called PFAS. More and more communities are discovering PFAS in their drinking … Read more

EPA is proposing the first ever national standard to limit PFAS in drinking water

Two smiling girls with glasses of water in their hands

Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, says, “We all deserve safe drinking water; this proposal by the EPA is a step in the right direction to protect future generations in the Commonwealth and across the nation.“ EPA Announcement On March 14, 2023, EPA announced the proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) … Read more

PFAS: An Act Relative to Toxic Free Kids

PFAS Legislation poster

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