PFAS

Webinar Recording: Impacts of Community – Engaged Research and Advocacy on Action around PFAS in Diverse Populations, 2-10-22

June Jiao joined Silent Spring Institute as a research study coordinator in January 2021. Her work focuses on understanding the human health effects of PFAS contaminants in drinking water. She coordinates Silent Spring’s PFAS health study in two communities in Massachusetts—Ayer and Hyannis—as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the … Read more

“An Update on PFAS in Food Packaging” followed by The Margo Simon Golden Award Ceremony – Recording from January 20, 2022

Recording of the webinar and awards ceremony on January 20th, 2022

This webinar, “An Update on PFAS in Food Packaging” features Dr. Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Executive Director of Green Science Policy Institute, Dr. Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Environmental Health Scientist and Independent Consultant, and Dr. Laurel Schaider, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute. Dr. Jill Oxley, breast cancer surgeon and MBCC Board Member will serve as moderator. Following the panel discussion, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition and the Golden Family presented the Margo Simon Golden Distinguished Service Award to the inaugural recipient, Dr. Gwen Collman, Ph.D.

“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

Executive Director Fall 2021 Newsletter

As our 30th year draws to a close, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) continues to build upon the mission on which we were founded, to prevent the environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. MBCC believes that all people deserve access to clean air, clean water, and food and consumer products free of harmful chemicals – this is a fundamental right regardless of one’s socio-economic status, zip code, gender, racial demographic, or sexual orientation.