Category Archives: Personal Health

Boston Downwinders Working Group needs your ideas and support to assure a safe and healthy world for generations to come. Come hear the discussion on ‘Nuclear Urgencies:  Pilgrim and Beyond’ on Saturday, February 2 from 2-4pm at the First Congregational Church … Read More

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic estrogen that can disrupt the endocrine system, even in small amounts. It has been linked to a wide variety of ills, including infertility, breast and reproductive system cancer, obesity, diabetes, early puberty, behavioral changes in children … Read More

Supporters criticize the Governor; vow to return it to his desk in new legislative session. BOSTON—Today environmental, public health and worker advocates blasted Governor Charlie Baker for running out the clock on a much watched bill to protect children and … Read More

The State Legislature passed a bill to ban harmful flame retardants. Let’s make sure Governor Baker signs it into law! On New Year’s Day, the state legislature passed a bill banning 11 toxic flame retardants in children’s products, household furniture, … Read More

The public is invited to a hearing before the Zoning & Planning Committee of the City Council on Monday, December 10, 7pm in Room 204 at Newton City Hall (1000 Commonwealth Ave., Newton) about the proposed climate change vulnerability assessment which will result ultimately in a climate … Read More

Do you want to make your Thanksgiving celebration a little kinder to the earth? Try one or all of the suggestions from the Environmental Working Groups’s Thanksgiving Guide below. Meat has a significantly higher carbon footprint than other protein choices. So choose … Read More

The City of Newton will be hosting a paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, November 17 from 8am-12pm (rain or shine) at the Newton Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Newton).  Advanced sign-up is required! Call the Newton Senior Center Front … Read More