Clean Water Action Massachusetts's 19th annual benefit is coming up! Please join us to celebrate...
Date: Saturday, September 21th, 2013
Place: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA 01701
See map: Google Maps
Come enjoy a buffet of tasty vegetarian treats donated by local restaurants, visit the beautiful Garden in the Woods, and celebrate a year of hard work for the environment!
Massachusetts can protect the health of its residents, care for its environment and invest in a 21st century infrastructure. Please join Clean Water Action to help pass legislation which stewards our transition to clean energy, grows the green economy, cuts waste and moves us away from toxic chemicals. Ask your legislators to help grow healthy, vibrant communities by supporting these bills.
February is the month for sweethearts to fan the flames of love, and this year for those in the trenches of toxic chemical phase out it's been the month of new news on flame retardants.
Today, Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow helped to release Naptime Nightmares, a new study on Chlorinated Tris in nap mats used in day care centers. Chlorinated Tris may not exactly be a common household name, but it is a resident in many of our homes as it is used as a flame retardant in furniture and many other products. It may also ring a bell as the chemical that was banned from children's pajamas in the 1970s because of its health impacts--Chlorinated Tris is linked to cancer and may cause genetic damage as well. Unfortunately, in a case of "regrettable substitution," it has been been making a resurgence in recent years as a replacement for the flame retardants known as PBDEs that the industry has been phasing out due to consumer pressure and laws passed in some states.