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08.29.14

California poised to enact historic flame retardant labeling law

A statement by Breast Cancer Fund Director of Program and Policy Janet Nudelman You have a right to know whether or not toxic flame retardants are in a couch you’re thinking about buying. And fortunately, people in the state of...

08.27.14

The right to know about fracking chemicals

A Q&A with Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam What do you see as the biggest problem with fracking? We're in an uncontrolled experiment. We know, from a Congressional investigation, that companies sometimes use carcinogens such as benzene,...

08.22.14

The Case for Transparency: Unveiling the Dirty Secrets of Industry

Guest blog by Breast Cancer Fund Senior Policy Strategist Nancy Buermeyer On Thurs., Aug. 21, the Breast Cancer Fund joined Earthjustice and 4 other health, labor and environmental groups in filing a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting...

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Mary Brune

Mary Brune

Mary Brune was nursing her baby when she saw a news report about breast milk being contaminated with perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel. Turning her outrage into activism, she co-founded Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS).  Since that moment in 2005, MOMS has become a unique and powerful force in the environmental health movement: nursing mothers working to reduce children’s exposure to harmful chemicals linked to later-life diseases, including breast cancer. Under Mary’s leadership, MOMS has been an invaluable partner to the Breast Cancer Fund, and both MOMS and Mary were honored in 2009 with a Hero Award.