Category Archives: Toxics

Thursday, May 23 at 7pm. Online. Dr. Sarah Evans, Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will share the latest science on how pesticides impact health, children’s unique vulnerability, and … Read More

Tuesday, April 30 from 7:30-8:30pm. Online. Worried about toxic PFAS pollution? Turn that worry into action. Join Clean Water Action for a screening of the documentary “The Poison In Us All” and stay for a brief discussion on what YOU … Read More

As the Environmental Protection Agency issues new federal limits on six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, environmental organizations and firefighters are calling upon the state’s political leaders to protect Massachusetts residents from continued PFAS contamination by passing … Read More

Thursday, May 2 from 7-8pm. Online. The negative impacts of plastic on human health are increasingly visible and increasingly costly. This March, the New England Journal of Medicine released the results of a study detecting micro- and nanoplastics in the … Read More

Friday, May 3 from 4:30-6pm. Online. For almost all of human history, cloth was created from plant and animal fibers. Over the past 75 years, the textile industry has undergone extraordinary changes and the vast majority of clothing and fabrics … Read More

Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm. First Parish Watertown (35 Church Street, Watertown). First Parish Watertown in collaboration with Beyond Plastics Greater Boston and Oceana will host a free film screening of Rory Fielding’s documentary “We’re All Plastic People Now.” The … Read More

Thursday, February 29 from 7-8:30pm. Newton Free Library, Druker Auditorium (330 Homer Street, Newton). LWVN – together with its cosponsors Better Action Now on Artificial Turf in Newton, Green Newton, and Mothers Out Front Newton – will hold a presentation … Read More

Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm. Online. Join a special Sierra Club virtual screening of “Burned,” a short film about PFAS and the firefighters on the front line of PFAS exposure. There will be a Q&A with the Sierra Club National … Read More

Tuesday, February 20 from 8-9am. Online. Artificial turf is favored by those who want the short term ease of maintenance and longer playtime for youth, but it comes with long term consequences for our health and the health of the … Read More