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Protect Yourself & the Environment

Learn how to protect yourself when you're outside, and protect the outside environment.



Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act
Reforming Chemical Safety

Legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act have renewed hope that public health will shape chemical regulation.



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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Green Our Chemical System

For years, the Breast Cancer Fund has documented the strong link between toxic chemicals and breast cancer. And it comes as no surprise that many other diseases—such as asthma, certain cancers, learning disabilities, autism, obesity and fertility problems—are not only on the rise, but have been linked to chemicals found in our daily lives.

That’s why we’re working to green our chemical system and decrease the risk of disease.

  • Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act

    The Breast Cancer Fund has testified before the Senate and the House on the urgent need for chemicals policy reform so that we can make prevention of breast cancer a public health priority

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    Support Full Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

    Ask Congress to require companies to disclose the chemicals used in fracking.

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