Dear Friends in Prevention,


With a new season just around the corner, we look to news from another spring, the Silent Spring Institute's research on Consumer Products Contain Potentially Harmful Chemicals Not Listed on Labels published in Environmental Health Perspectives


Many of us dutifully read the ingredients list in order to avoid toxins known to cause cancer. Unfortunately, SSI found that many substances linked to cancer and asthma are slipping through the cracks and not making it onto the product label. 


Here at MBCC we advocate for the elimination of these harmful chemicals through public policy, but first we need to know what and where these chemicals are. Big thanks to our sister organization the Silent Spring Institute for investigating this and bringing our attention to the issue.


Erin Boles, M.S.W.

Interim Executive Director



involveWant to Get Involved? 

With new campaigns planned, we're looking for volunteers to help with phone calls, outreach, 
advocacy, events and more!

Call us at 617-376-6222 or email at to help us fight for breast cancer prevention! 

abc"ABC Celebration of Love, Laughter and Life"


Thursday, March 29, 2012 

6:00 pm - 9:00pm

Tufts Medical Center Lower Level  Wolff Auditorium

800 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111


Come experience the impacts of theAsian Breast Cancer (ABC) Project and support ABC's work of empowering Asian American women through information, education and support!


Xiu-Yun Liu, Recipient of ABC "Heart to Heart" Award 

Screening of "Speak. Share. Support." by Yi-Ling Dai, ABC Intern

Performance of "I'm Going to Love You Through It
by DeAnna Choi, Vocalist & Liza Talusan, ABC Peer Leader


Asian-flair refreshments will be provided by Snappi Sushi  

RSVP for this private briefing for ABC supporters at:


Required by 3/26 for catering count

openhouse Representative Jay Kaufman's
Award Winning Public Policy Forum




Thursday, March 15, 2012
Depot in Lexington Center
(13 Depot Square)


This forum will examine health care and its impact on critical illness.


Folk musician and breast cancer survivor Penny Nichols will perform. Penny's latest CD and book, "The 8 Voyages of Nep," chronicles her year of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and healing. Her performance will be cosponsored by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition.


OPEN HOUSE has addressed a wide range of issues over its 17 year run and won the 1997 Beacon Award for "Nation's Best Government Relations Series" and "Best Television Series" by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission.



herbicideNo Herbicide Spraying Over Cape Cod!

The 2nd temporary moratorium on NSTAR herbicide spraying over the Cape Cod drinking water supply has ended. Spring is coming soon and so are the herbicide treatments on private and public property by the electrical utility. Homeowners have no choice but to submit to toxic trespass or face arrest. 


Please call the CEO of NSTAR Tom May at 617-424-2517 and demand that he abandon the use of herbicides on Cape Cod which already has higher than average cancer rates. Ask CEO May to commit to a NO HERBICIDE POLICY over the Cape's sole-source aquifer. 


If that number is temporarily unavailable, please call 



More info can be found at 

In This Newsletter:

Silent Spring on Unlisted Toxins in Consumer Products

Get Involved

Asian Breast Cancer Project Celebration

OPEN HOUSE -Folk Music in Lexington 

Herbicides on Cape Cod

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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition 

1419 Hancock Street, Suite 202

Quincy, Massachusetts 02169 

Phone: 617-376-6222

Fax: 617-376-6221




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