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J&J Commits to Safer Cosmetics Worldwide

Johnson & Johnson to phase out chemicals of concern from baby and adult cosmetics by 2015.

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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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Press Releases and Statements

  • Calif. takes on controversial flame retardant chemical; issuing a de-facto death sentence for chlorinated Tris

    03/13/14

    Consumer products program positions Calif. as a leader in nationwide movement for safer chemicals

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  • FDA rejects cosmetics industry’s draft legislation

    03/06/14

    Draft industry bill could put Americans at greater risk from cosmetic-related illness and injury than they are today

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  • Proposed toxics bill would make bad situation worse, is a gift to chemical industry

    02/28/14

    A statement by Nancy Buermeyer, Senior Policy Strategist, Breast Cancer Fund

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  • Tribute to Horst Rechelbacher, the father of safe cosmetics

    02/20/14
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  • New study finds exposure to toxic phthalates in decline; consumer demand for safe cosmetics a factor

    01/15/14

    Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ advocacy campaigns have changed consumer and industry behavior

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  • New Calif. Flammability Standards Will Prevent Exposure to Toxic Chemicals While Improving Fire Safety

    11/22/13
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  • Revlon Threatens Legal Action in Attempt to Silence Consumers about Toxic Chemicals in its Cosmetics

    11/01/13

    Women’s and Breast Cancer Groups Join Forces to Demand Revlon Stop Putting Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Cosmetics

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  • Revlon Under Fire for Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Makeup

    10/25/13

    Women’s and Breast Cancer Groups Join Forces to Demand Revlon Stop Putting Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Cosmetics

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  • Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Inform Women about Chemical Exposure Risks During Pregnancy

    10/09/13

    OB-GYNs encouraged to inform pregnant patients about dangers of chemical exposure

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  • Breast Cancer Month: When 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, how much more awareness do we need?

    10/01/13

    Time to move “beyond the pink” to cancer prevention, says the Breast Cancer Fund

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  • California Historic Safer Consumer Products Program Launches Oct. 1

    09/26/13

    Groundbreaking program will transform the way California addresses toxic chemicals in everyday products by evaluating potential alternatives

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  • Walmart Will No Longer Sell Cosmetics, Cleaners, Made with Targeted List of Toxic Chemicals

    09/12/13

    In a victory for consumers demanding safer products, national brands will be required to eliminate unsafe chemicals and disclose ingredients to the public

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  • BPA Disrupts Fetal Development

    09/10/13

    Canned-food makers urged to remove BPA from cans to reduce pregnant women’s #1 route of exposure

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  • Breast Cancer Fund Testifies Before Senate on Toxic Chemical Reform

    07/31/13

    Calls for Protection of Pregnant Women, Children, and Workers

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  • Baby Step Toward Full Ban on BPA in Food Packaging

    07/11/13

    Consumer pressure led infant-formula makers to go BPA-free; FDA announces official ban on chemical in formula

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  • Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters Complete Expedition of Mt. Shasta

    06/20/13

    Braving a spring storm that delayed summit attempt, 27 climbers take part in Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds to promote prevention

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  • Failure of Toxics Law Responsible for Worsening Public Health Crisis

    06/13/13

    Exposures to unregulated chemicals increase risk of breast cancer, other diseases

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  • Team to Climb 14,179-foot Mountain for Breast Cancer Prevention

    06/12/13

    Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds 10th mountain expedition on Mt. Shasta begins June 18

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  • New Chemical Safety Bill Must be Amended to Reduce Cancer Risk

    05/30/13

    A statement by Breast Cancer Fund President and CEO Jeanne Rizzo

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  • New Bipartisan Effort to Fix Nation’s Chemical Laws and Reduce Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

    05/22/13

    A statement by Breast Cancer Fund President and CEO Jeanne Rizzo

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