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Please check periodically with this website and with the Wellesley Townsman for announcements about upcoming events in Fall 2008.  If there is a topic you would like us to address, please send an email to info@wcpponline.org

PAST EVENTS

Title:

Personal Care Products: Are Yours Safe?

 

When: Thursday, February 29, 2021
Where: The Wellesley Mothers Forum
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2021
Where: Wellesley High School Seminar Day
When: Monday, April 14, 2008 
Where: Wellesley Recreation Center
Summary:

In Europe, over 1100 chemicals are banned from cosmetics.
In America, only 9 are.
Beauty may cost more than you think.

On any given day, both males and females may use as many as 25 different cosmetics and personal care products (such as shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant) containing more than 200 different chemical compounds.  The chemicals in any one consumer product alone are unlikely to cause harm. But unfortunately, we are repeatedly exposed to chemicals from many different sources on a daily basis, including cosmetics and personal care products. 

This workshop, presented by Sara Frost Azzam, President of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project, offers an overview of personal care products, and how to determine what products are safe.  She also will demonstrate an interactive website that you can use at home to find out about the products you use, and alternatives to consider if your products are potentially harmful. We also have some free samples to distribute!

Title: Personal Care Products: Are Yours Safe?
When: March 14, 2021
Where: Wellesley High School Service Day
Summary:
  • On any given day, both males and females may use as many as 25 different cosmetics and personal care products (e.g. shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, skin-care products) containing more than 200 different chemical compounds. The chemicals in any one consumer product are unlikely to cause harm on their own. Unfortunately, however, we are repeatedly exposed to chemicals from many different sources on a daily basis. Join us to learn what you need to know about the realities of cosmetics and personal care products from Ms. Sara Frost Azzam, Chair of the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project. In this informative overview, Ms. Azzam will also present an interactive website that you can use to find out if your products are safe and to discover alternatives if yours are potentially harmful.
  • Title: Wellesley's Water: What's on Tap?
    When: November 9, 2020 at 7:00pm
    Where: The Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library
    Summary: Have you ever wondered…
      • Where Wellesley’s drinking water comes from?
      • How susceptible is Wellesley's water to contamination?
      • Where does all the water go?
      • What can you do to protect Wellesley ’s water?Speakers:
      • Joe Duggan - Town of Wellesley Water & Sewer Superintendent
      • Denise Breiteneicher, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority


        Wellesley Water Presentation
    Title: Environmental Estrogens and Public Health
    When:March 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
    Where:Wellesley College
    Summary:Environmental estrogens have the potential to reduce sperm counts in men and cause breast cancer, fibroids and other reproductive diseases in women. Please join the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project to hear two leading scientists talk about the latest developments in cancer research and how everyday products can impact your life. Speakers:

    • Carlos Sonnenschein, M.D, Professor of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

    • Ana Soto, M.D., Professor of Cell Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine.

    The Wellesley Report

     
    Title: CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
    When:November 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
    Where:Wellesley Community Center
    Summary:

    One out of every seven women is diagnosed with breast cancer. It could be your mother, your sister, your wife, your daughter or yourself.

    Please join the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project to hear two informed, dynamic speakers talk about the latest developments in breast cancer research and how these studies can impact your life.

    Speakers:

    · Susan Roll, Associate Executive Director
    Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

    · Kathleen Attfield, Research Assistant
    Silent Spring Institute


    Title:Blue Vinyl
    When:June 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
    Where:Wellesley Community Center
    Summary: Blue Vinyl Logo

    The Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project will be showing the award-winning documentary "Blue Vinyl" on Friday, June 7 at 7pm at the Wellesley Community Center. "Blue Vinyl" is the story of one woman's search for a non-toxic alternative to her parent's blue vinyl siding. Over the course of her search, the audience meets community people living on the fenceline of PVC manufacturing plants, workers who turn raw PVC into consumer products, scientific experts who talk about the dangers of dioxin, alternative building experts promoting non-PVC alternatives, and the widows of Venetian laborers who died making toxic PVC. Despite the important and poignant message about the hazards of PVC, "Blue Vinyl" is an accessible, funny and delightful film that you are sure to enjoy. Refreshments will be provided.


     
    Title:In Our Own Backyard: Cancer and the Environment, Where Are We Now?
    When:March 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
    Where:Wellesley Middle School
    Summary:Moderated by former WBZ-TV News Anchor, Suzanne Bates and featuring four distinguished panelists, the program will focus on environmental hazards that impact our health, what can be done to reduce one's risk, and how the choices we make can positively influence the environment in which we live.

    Questions and Answers from the Forum

    Steve Johnson, Chief of Site Management for the Northeast Region Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup, Department of Environmental Protection

    Jill Stein, Co-chair Human Health and the Environment Project for Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Massachusetts Green Party candidate for Governor

    Dr. Ken Geiser, Director, Toxic Use Reduction Institute , UMASS Lowell.

     
    Title:Special Education Odyssey 2001: A Conference on Learning Disabilities
    When:Saturday, November 17, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
    Where:Boston Children's Hospital
    Summary:A series of workshops. For more info, visit www.ldam.org
     
    Title:Rachel Carson Was Right
    When:April 10, 2021
    Where:Wellesley Free Library
     
    Title:Cancer and the Environment
    When:February 28, 2021
    Where:Canadian Women's Club of Boston - First Parish Church, Weston, MA
     
    Title:Precautionary Principle Forum
    When:February 7, 2021
    Where:Wellesley Free Library
     
    Title:In Our Own Backyard: Cancer and the Environment, What Can We Do?
    When:March 30, 2021
    Where:Wellesley Middle School
    Summary:Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a recognized ecologist, cancer survivor and author of 'Living Downstream' spoke about the environmental links to cancer. Opening remarks made by Diana Chapman Walsh, President of Wellesley College and Linda Weltner, Boston Globe columnist.
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