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Lawsuit filed in Charlton, MA against Casella Waste

In the Commonwealth of MA, we should be on a path to zero waste, per the Department of Environmental Protection's Solid Waste Master Plan. But in the tri-town area of Southbridge/Charlton/Sturbridge in central MA, there's a leaking landfill---which Casella wants to expand---that has polluted precious drinking water and contaminated natural resources, per the lawsuit filed today by the National Environmental Law Center (NELC). MASSPIRG stands with the citizens, the organizations, and NELC in calling for accountability and clean up. 

Resource | Public Health

Lawsuit filed in Southbridge against Casella Waste

In the Commonwealth of MA, we should be on a path to zero waste, per the Department of Environmental Protection's Solid Waste Master Plan. But in the tri-town area of Southbridge/Charlton/Sturbridge in central MA, there's a leaking landfill---which Casella wants to expand---that has polluted precious drinking water and contaminated natural resources, per the lawsuit filed today by the National Environmental Law Center (NELC). MASSPIRG stands with the citizens, the organizations, and NELC in calling for accountability and clean up. 

News Release | Public Health

Statement on SC Johnson’s skin allergen disclosure announcement

“SC Johnson, the manufacturer behind popular brands like Glade, Pledge, Windex, and more has announced today that it will disclose the presence of 368 fragrance and non-fragrance potential skin allergens that may occur in its products. This is a great move for chemical transparency in consumer products."

#KickTheCan: BPA still found in many grocery stores’ canned foods

By | Dev Gowda
Public Health Advocate

We’re all told to watch out for BPA in drinking bottles and baby products. But how about BPA in the cans that contain our food? A recent study by Center for Environmental Health (CEH) reveals that the toxic chemical BPA is readily found in canned foods. BPAs are often used in the liners of canned food to keep the aluminum from interacting with the food.

L'Oréal: Pledge to Be Toxic-Free

Today, MASSPIRG, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (a project of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP)), and Safer Chemicals Healthy Families delivered more than 150,000 petition signatures calling on the multinational cosmetic giant L’Oréal USA to eliminate cancer causing chemicals and to disclose its secret “fragrance” chemicals. 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health, Antibiotics

KFC To Eliminate Use of Medically Important Antibiotics from Chicken Supply

The growing ranks of global health experts who have been alarmed by the rise in antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” have an unlikely new hero: KFC, the fried chicken giant.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Public Health

New U.N. Report: We Can Feed The World Without Using Pesticides

A report released today by the United Nations finds that it is a “myth” that pesticides are needed to feed the world’s 7 billion people. Farmers can produce healthier, nutrient-rich food, with higher yields in the longer term, without the use of pesticides.

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