As we approach the half way point in the year, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) continues to be hard at work on our goal to promote a better understanding of the link between toxic exposures and breast cancer. We have been privileged to work hand-in-hand with concerned citizens in Massachusetts, all with one thing in common: they have been touched by cancer and are drawn to our unique mission of prevention. These citizens want to minimize their exposures to toxic chemicals and look to us for both information and guidance about how they can make changes to protect themselves and their families.
Educators know that their students are most engaged with the curriculum when it is relevant to their own lives. Hands-on lessons with real-world implications can catch students' attention and keep it. This is why Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) introduced the
Let's Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take environmental health education program. These standalone classroom modules can supplement science, health, or environmental studies curriculum by helping high school students understand the impact of chemicals on disease risk. Based on MBCC's award-winning
Let's Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures community education program and tour, these modules bring that same information to adolescents. Several schools have taken advantage of these free downloadable modules since the program launched in August 2017.
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.
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Meet MBCC's Team
Christine Smith Office Administrator/ Executive Assistant
Michelle Dixon Program & Development Consultant
Julia Withers Program & Community Outreach Consultant
Residents of Cape Cod are invited to attend Science Day on June 7th at the Barnstable Town Hall. The event is sponsored by STEEP (Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs) University of Rhode Island Superfund Research Program, and coordinated by its Community Engagement Core, which includes Silent Spring Institute. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is a Community Partner and is helping to organize the event.
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.