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Johnson & Johnson
J&J Commits to Safer Cosmetics Worldwide

Johnson & Johnson to phase out chemicals of concern from baby and adult cosmetics by 2015.



Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer
Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

Co-owners of the stainless steel bottle company Klean Kanteen, Jeff and Michelle were honored with a 2010 Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award.

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Big-Picture Solutions

At the Breast Cancer Fund, we know that there are things each of us can do every day to reduce our personal breast cancer risk. We also know that individual action is not enough.

That's why we're working on big-picture solutions. We're working to transform how we think about and use chemicals and radiation in order to reduce breast cancer risk and sustain life. We are finding solutions today so our children, grandchildren and planet thrive tomorrow.

Working together, we can achieve changes that will protect our health and prevent breast cancer.

  • Make Our Products Safe

    Find out what we’re doing at the state and federal level to get manufacturers to stop relying on toxic chemicals.

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  • Make Prevention a Public Health Priority

    Learn how we're getting everyone involved in stopping cancer before it starts.

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  • Green Our Chemical System

    See how we're helping evolve outdated chemical policies so they support disease prevention and sustainability.

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  • Partners and Coalitions

    The Breast Cancer Fund works with many national and regional coalitions as well as individual organizations to promote breast cancer prevention.

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  • Find an Action

    Search our complete list of advocacy opportunities. Which issues are important to you and how can you take action?

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