PFAS: An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS

PFAS Legislation poster

An Act to Protect Massachusetts Public Health from PFAS, S.1356, H.2197* Sponsored by Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Kate Hogan Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are widely used in consumer products and industrial applications are in the blood of almost every American tested and are in Massachusetts water, soil, and wildlife. This bill: * … Read more

PFAS-REACH Resources for Clinicians on PFAS

The PFAS-REACH team has created a new page of Resources for Clinicians on PFAS, including a new Continuing Medical Education (CME) course. These are intended to inform medical professionals about PFAS and improve health care for residents of PFAS-impacted communities and other people exposed to elevated levels of PFAS. MBCC is working to improve knowledge … Read more

MBCC Partners with Massachusetts PFAS & Your Health Study for 11/16 Town Hall Meeting in Hyannis

Silent Spring Institute is holding an information and recruitment session at Barnstable Town Hall on Wednesday, November 16 for the Massachusetts PFAS & Your Health Study. We would love for you to attend and/or help us get the word out about this event and the importance of participating in the study. Below is the advisory that was … Read more

Support MBCC’s Advocacy!

Updated February 27, 2023 Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is calling on residents across the Commonwealth to lend their support to legislation that would enforce the disclosure of potentially toxic chemicals within children’s products in Massachusetts. To find your legislator, please click here. Join MBCC in our efforts to protect future generations! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

“PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together” – Webinar Recording from November 16th, 2021

Webinar recording of "PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together"

Dr. Laurel Schaider is a Senior Scientist at Silent Spring Institute where she leads the Institute’s water quality research on PFAS and other contaminants of emerging concern. She studies PFAS chemicals in drinking water, consumer products, and food, drinking water contamination from septic systems, and environmental justice disparities in drinking water quality. Download the Presentation … Read more