From the Executive Director EDletter 

Dear Friends in Prevention,
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) continues to educate and advocate - as more research validates the health impacts of environmental exposures, as products are still made with toxic chemicals, and while public policy still places the responsibility of avoiding exposures from these chemicals on the consumer. MBCC is energized to tackle all that lies ahead.
Nationally, our work continues with our sister organization Silent Spring Institute on the three major health studies with STEEP, REACH, and ATSDR. Each of these studies explores the health impacts of PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) exposure. Locally, after providing both oral and written comments to t he Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) as part of our 2019 Water Quality Campaign, we were pleased to see that MassDEP recently released new draft regulations to  set the combined limit for six PFAS chemicals at 20 parts per trillion in drinking water supplies and set standards for groundwater clean-up. MBCC will provide additional written comments and testimonies until the standards are finalized later this year. We would like to pay special recognition to State Senator Cynthia Creem for her leadership in securing $200,000 in state funding for Silent Spring Institute and to thank the tireless effort of MBCC supporters for continuing to educate our state legislators on the many pressing environmental health issues facing our communities.  
Read more 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
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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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