Below are the most recent news stories about the work of the Breast Cancer Fund. For more coverage, visit our Inside Prevention blog.
The Breast Cancer Fund in the News
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"Because of the perseverance of the Breast Cancer Fund and others, over the past year major companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Avon and Walmart have all announced that they are moving to eliminate toxic chemicals from their products and their inventories."
In an opinion piece for Roll Call Jeanne Rizzo argues that Congress has utterly failed to effectively regulate the chemical industry, and shares responsibility for widespread toxic chemical contamination of people and the environment. "Will Congress become relevant by leading...
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,...
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...
Firefighters and advocates take a stand to give toxics the boot.
Solidifying its national leadership to halt the use of a highly toxic flame retardant chemical linked to cancer and other serious health effects, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration issued new rules requiring the evaluation of the safety of TDCPP (chlorinated Tris)...
"Industry simply should not be calling the shots anymore...They've been calling the shots for over 75 years in what little federal regulation there is."- Janet Nudelman, Breast Cancer Fund
Horst Rechelbacher, the father of safe cosmetics and founder of Aveda beauty products and Intelligent Nutrients, died on Feb. 15 in Osceola, Wis. at age 72. "Horst was in many ways the father of safe cosmetics,"[said Janet Nudelman of the...
Should I Drink Potentially Toxic Water? WV Gov. Says, "It's Your Decision" (Huffington Post, 1/28/14)
Photo of Charleston skyline by Tim Kiser Following a disastrous chemical spill in West Virginia, the state's governor, Earl Ray Tomblin told people they could make their own decision as to whether or not they would like to use the...