To learn more about PFAS and PFAS contaminants in drinking water, MBCC invites you to visit PFAS-Exchange – an online resource center from PFAS-REACH (Research, Education, and Action for Community Health), a five-year project funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The project is being led by Silent Spring Institute in collaboration with Northeastern University and Michigan State University. The primary community partner organizations on this study are Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Testing for Pease, and Toxics Action Center.
MBCC PFAS Webinars
On December 8, 2020, MBCC hosted a PFAS in Food Packaging Panel Discussion “PFAS in Food Packaging: What you should know and what you can do” featuring Dr. Arlene Blum, Green Science Policy Institute, Dr. Laurel Schaider, Silent Spring Institute, and Dr. Maricel Maffini, Environmental Scientist and Independent Consultant. You can watch the video here.
Through the MBCC Webinar Series, MBCC has hosted leading scientists to discuss the health impact of PFAS exposure. Links to those webinar recordings are provided below.
- PFAS Effects on the Immune System: What Do We Know and What are the Links to COVID-19 (October 2020)
- How PFAS Activism Has Shaped Public Health Policies in Massachusetts and Beyond (August 2020)
- PFAS in the Environment: The International Perspective (July 2020)
- “Protecting Children from Drinking Water Contaminants: Local Health Studies on Cape Cod” (January 2020)
- “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)
MBCC PFAS Fact Sheets
Have questions? Our PFAS FAQ page has more information about the dangers of PFAS.