From the Executive Director EDletter 

Dear Friends in Prevention,
 
The summer has been a busy and productive one for Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) filled with events and advancement with our work towards cancer prevention. 
 
As a community partner, MBCC is working with our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, on two important projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The first project, with researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Silent Spring Institute, URI's   STEEP Superfund Research Program is testing private wells on Cape Cod for PFAS and studying how PFAS enter groundwater from firefighting foams, wastewater, and other pollution sources. STEEP will be hosting its annual update event, STEEP Science Day, on Wednesday, October 2nd on Cape Cod for residents to hear preliminary findings from the private well study and the latest PFAS research. The second project with researchers from Silent Spring Institute, Northeastern University, and Michigan State University, along with community partners, Testing for Pease and Toxics Action Center, PFAS-REACH is investigating PFAS exposures and their impacts on children's health in Hyannis, MA and at the Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH.
 
We are excited to announce that MBCC will also be a community partner for a new Silent Spring Institute-led investigation of the health effects of PFAS exposure from drinking water among adults and children in Hyannis and Ayer. This study, part of a larger multi-site health study supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, also includes researchers from Harvard University and Eastern Research Group, along with the community group People of Ayer Concerned about the Environment. MBCC is honored and privileged to be working with citizens and scientists on these three national research projects.
 
Click here to read more.
 
ATSDR1MBCC is a Community Partner on National Health Study 
   
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) will be a community partner for a new Silent Spring Institute-led investigation of the health effects of PFAS exposure from drinking water among adults and children in Hyannis and Ayer. This study, part of a larger multi-site health study supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), also includes researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Eastern Research Group, along with the community group People of Ayer Concerned about the Environment.
 
To learn more, click here.
 
  CellphoneNew Classroom Module on Cell Phone Radiation Risks 
 

Developed in partnership with the Environmental Health Trust, MBCC is introducing a new classroom module as part of the Let's Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take environmental health program for high school students. This program offers free, individual classroom modules designed to enhance science, health, or environmental studies curriculums.   

This new module helps students to understand radio frequency radiation exposure (RF) from cell phones and wireless devices, the potential health impacts of daily RF exposure, and ways to reduce one's exposure.
 
To learn more, click here
 
LTP Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures

 
  Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures is an educational program designed to increase discussions about environmental exposures and chemicals of concern. Many chemicals of concern are industrial chemicals that do not stay isolated inside factories.
Minimizing exposure to chemicals linked with negative health impacts can lessen the burden of disease and improve public health.   
 
 
To see where the tour is currently on display, please click here. If you are interested in hosting the tour, please contact us at info@mbcc.org.

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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy. MBCC is the only education and advocacy non-profit in the country working closely with an environmental research organization toward breast cancer prevention. Thank you for supporting our efforts toward breast cancer prevention. Learn more.

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