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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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Sarah Janssen

Sarah Janseen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Janssen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a physician, scientist, advocate and mother committed to using her expertise in reproductive biology and environmental health to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and protect our health and our environment. Dr. Janssen is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine, has a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology, and serves as staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has been an invaluable partner in several key advocacy efforts, including winning a ban on toxic phthalates in children's plastic toys, and was awarded a Hero Award by the Breast Cancer Fund in 2010.