Ban Flame Retardants
Chemical flame retardants are in sofas, mattresses, strollers, car seats, nap mats, electronics, and many other items. Over time, they get out of furniture and into our bodies, where they increase the risk of cancer, neurodevelopmental problems, and other harm. In December 2020, Massachusetts banned 11 toxic flame retardants. This ban goes into effect on December 31, 2021.Read More
Get PFAS out of food packaging
PFAS are a class of chemicals used to make products non-stick, water-resistant, and stain proof. For over 50 years, PFAS have been added to a wide variety of products, like non-stick cookware, fire fighting foams, clothing, carpets, and food packaging. These chemicals are in the blood of every American who has been tested. Low levels of PFAS have been shown to cause harm to animals, people, and the environment.Read More
In Memory of Margo Simon Golden
Margo Simon Golden has been one of the leaders in Massachusetts efforts to address the environmental causes of breast cancer. She was a member then President of Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition Board and one of the most active members of the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow’s Board. She died January 21, 2021 after a 24-year fight with cancer. She was one of the smartest, kindest and most thoughtful people we have ever met and we will miss everything about her.
We Should Know
What toxic chemicals are in your child’s toys? Or in the plastic balls at the day care center? What’s in your mattress? Or the shampoo you use? Manufacturers don’t want to tell us, but we should know if carcinogens and other toxic chemicals are in the products we use every day. Washington State requires manufacturers to report on the toxic chemicals added to children’s products. Don’t Massachusetts parents deserve the same right to know?
Mind the Store
Consumers have the power to demand safer products. We work with the national Mind the Store campaign to push big box retailers to get toxic chemicals out of their products. Staples, TJX Corporation, and Stop & Shop are all based in Massachusetts, and we’re leading the effort to get these major retailers to sell safer office supplies, furniture, clothing, and food.