The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT)

A broad coalition in Massachusetts working to pass laws and policies that prevent harm to our health from toxic chemicals. Our top priorities are to create a groundbreaking program in Massachusetts to systematically replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives that are better for workers and the environment, and to compel the Massachusetts Department of Health to use its authority to protect the health of children and vulnerable adults from the toxic chemical bisphenol A. Please join the effort.



Cape Cod Toxic Hot Seat Film Screening

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

Burning couchJoin us for an Toxic Hot Seat Film Screening on Cape Cod! 

Toxic Hot Seat is a powerful new film on the toxic dangers in our homes. It is an HBO documentary that brings to light the deadly consequences of well-intentioned safety regulations. The film follows a courageous group of firefighters and mothers, journalists and scientists, politicians and activists as they fight to expose the chemical industry’s role in backing flammability standards that require toxic flame retardant use in our homes.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
           3:00pm-6:00pm

Where: The Barnstable Senior Center
            825 Falmouth Road
            Hyannis, MA 02601

RSVP: Amanda Sebert asebert@cleanwater.org 617-338-8131 x 201

Panel discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments will be offered.

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Furniture Retailer Phase Out of Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Posted on Jan 28, 2015


Flame_retardantAlliance for a Healthy Tomorrow Calls On Other Major Retailers and Massachusetts to Follow Suit

Boston, MA – Several of the nation’s largest retailers confirmed late last week that they are phasing out furniture with toxic flame retardants chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and learning and developmental disabilities in children. However the pace of the phase-outs and disclosure of the contents of the furniture remains a muddle according to public health advocates in Massachusetts, and they are urging the nation’s biggest furniture retailers to provide better disclosure.

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Legislative Priorities in 2015-2016

Posted on Jan 23, 2015

Healthy FamilyAs we kick off the 2015-2016 legislative session in Massachusetts, we have some new opportunities to make real progress towards protecting our health from toxic chemicals. Here are 5 bills that will move that goal forward:

Please take a moment to write to your legislators and ask them to sponsor these bills! 

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New Study: Hidden Dangerous Chemicals in Halloween Costumes

Posted on Oct 23, 2014

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Kids shouldn't have to miss out on Halloween fun in order to protect their health.

An alarming new study has found hidden dangerous toxic chemicals in popular Halloween costumes and party supplies. The study was released by the Ecology Center’s HealthyStuff.org project, the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow and Clean Water Action. The nonprofit Ecology Center tested 106 types of Halloween gear—purchased at national retailers such as CVS, Kroger, Party City, Target, Wal-Mart, and Walgreens—for substances linked to asthma, birth defects, learning disabilities, reproductive problems, liver toxicity and cancer.  Advocates and parents in Massachusetts expressed outrage and dismay about the findings and called for legislators and retailers to act to ensure that consumer products are made safely.

 

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Join us for a powerful film screening: Toxic Hot Seat

Posted on Oct 14, 2014

Toxic Hot SeatAre the chemials in your couch toxic?

Toxic Hot Seat, an HBO documentary, brings to light the deadly consequences of well-intentioned safety regulations. CineSource Magazine describes Toxic Hot Seat as, “environmental filmmaking at its pinnacle-revealing, horrifying, infuriating, compelling, and hopeful.”

When: Friday, November 7, 2014                                           6:00pm-8:30pm

Where:The John D. O’Bryant African                        American Institute
            Northeastern University
            40 Leon Street, West Village
            Boston, Massachusetts 02115

RSVP:    Amanda Sebert                                                    617-338-8131 x 202.

Panel discussion will follow the film. Light refreshments will be served.   

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