Recent News

California becomes the 7th state to ban PFAS in food packaging

On October 5, 2021, California became the seventh state to pass legislation to ban PFAS in food packaging. PFAS chemicals have been linked to a wide range of health effects including immune system toxicity, elevated cholesterol, delayed mammary gland development, effects on the thyroid and liver, and cancer. Scientists are concerned that exposure to chemicals … Read more

Message from MBCC’s Executive Director

Dear MBCC Friends, During these uncertain times of growing concerns around COVID-19, we want you to know that we are closely monitoring the situation and will carefully assess if there will be a need to reschedule any upcoming summer events in a timely fashion. Rest assured that the safety and well being of our MBCC … Read more

Massachusetts moves forward to address drinking water contaminants

As part of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s ongoing water quality campaign, the following comments were recently submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in regard to their proposed rule to regulate PFAS contaminants in the Commonwealth’s drinking water supplies. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) applauds the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for adopting … Read more

Protecting Children from Drinking Water Contaminants Webinar Recording

For additional information on PFAS, please view these previous MBCC webinar recordings: “PFAS in Massachusetts Drinking Water: An Update on Research and Regulations” (October 2019) “How Everyday Products Can Contribute to PFAS Exposure” (March 2019) “PFAS in Drinking Water: An Update” (January 2019) “Highly Fluorinated Chemicals in Drinking Water” (May 2018)