PFAS

“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.

PFAS Advisory – MA asks people to limit or not eat fish caught in 5 Cape Cod ponds

On Tuesday, November 2nd, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory for people to limit or exclude fish from five Upper Cape Cod ponds from their diet. “You can remove PFAS from well water with filters. Unfortunately, there’s no way to remove PFAS from fish.” – Dr. Laurel Schaider, Senior Scientist, Silent Spring … Read more

PFAS and Health Effects: Scientists and Activists Working Together – Free Webinar on November 16th, 2021

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. Tuesday, November 16th, … Read more

Biden administration moves to curtail toxic ‘forever chemicals’

“This is a really bold set of actions for a big problem,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said, even as some advocates remain wary. According to the Washington Post, The Biden administration moved Monday to regulate a group of long-lasting, human-made chemicals that pose health risks to millions of Americans, even as they continue to be … Read more