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04.16.14

Are lipsticks dangerous? (CNN, 4/4/2014)

Sharima Rasanayagam This article, which was written by Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, appears on CNN.com. Every day millions of women apply lipstick without a second thought. What many don't know is that lipsticks may contain lead,...

04.16.14

Avon finally gives triclosan the boot (The Guardian, 4/1/2014)

Facing pressure from shareholders and consumers who want safer cosmetics, Avon announced it will phase out the toxic chemical triclosan from its beauty and personal care products. While the Breast Cancer Fund and our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics are pleased...

03.28.14

Roundup: Flame retardants under fire

Firefighters and advocates take a stand to give toxics the boot.

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Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, Klean Kanteen

Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, co-owners of the stainless steel bottle company Klean Kanteen, were honored with a Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award in 2010. Recognizing the mounting scientific concern regarding human exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) through plastic and lined aluminum water bottles, Jeff and Michelle have built Klean Kanteen into a successful company which provides a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative. The company has led the market in providing sustainable products and has become an active supporter of the Breast Cancer Fund’s work to eliminate BPA from all food and beverage containers.