Massachusetts News

Community leaders call on legislators to end environmental inequality at #LetUsBreathe justice town hall

May 5, 2020

Town hall speakers underscore dire circumstances facing at-risk communities during COVID-19 due to toxic air, compromised immune system, and lack of appropriate regulation from the State

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Toxic Flame Retardants

April 15, 2020

Learn about flame retardants, chemicals that are added to everyday products such as highchairs, car seats, nursing pads, upholstered furniture, carpet pads, nap mats, strollers, electronics (including toys) and many more common household products. Many flame retardants are hazardous to our health. Over time flame retardants escape from the products they are used in and get into the air and dust around us. 

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PFAS: The Forever Chemicals

April 14, 2020

Learn more about PFAS, a class of chemicals that are used to make products grease proof, waterproof and stain resistant. PFAS chemicals have been dubbed “forever chemicals” because they and their breakdown products are extremely persistent, lasting thousands of years or more. Unfortunately, they are also linked to a wide array of serious health problems.

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Massachusetts Companies Among Most Improved for Making Major Chemical Safety Advances

November 19, 2019

A new report reveals that many of North America’s largest retail companies are embracing chemical safety policies to help protect consumers from toxic chemicals in products.

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Staples launches new policy to drive toxic chemicals out of office supplies, electronics, textiles, and other products

October 31, 2019

New commitment targets PFAS, organohalogen flame retardants, phthalates, bisphenols, and other dangerous chem