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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

  • Two Boston-area women to join mountain expedition for breast cancer prevention

    05/07/13

    A survivor and a woman who lost her mother to the disease aim to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer

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  • New Toxics Legislation Could Reduce Breast Cancer Rates

    04/10/13

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

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  • Federal Advisory Committee: Preventing Breast Cancer Is "Key to Reducing Burden" of Disease

    02/12/13

    Groundbreaking report represents a sea change in breast cancer research

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  • Younger Women Workers in Plastics and Canning Factories Face Fivefold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

    11/19/12

    Extremely high rates of pre-menopausal breast cancer may be linked to toxic workplace exposures

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  • Groups Call Out Progresso's Hypocrisy for Increasing Breast Cancer Risk while Donating to the Cause

    10/09/12

    Progresso cans are lined with BPA, a chemical linked to breast cancer

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  • Safe Chemicals Act Moves in Senate, Setting Stage for Meaningful Chemical Reform

    07/25/12

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

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  • FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles: Good Move, but Not Enough

    07/17/12

    A statement from Janet Nudelman, Director of Program and Policy, Breast Cancer Fund

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

    06/22/12

    27 women take part in Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds to promote prevention

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  • Team of Breast Cancer Survivors and Supporters to Climb Mt. Shasta for Breast Cancer Prevention

    06/13/12

    Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds mountain expedition begins June 19

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  • When Will FDA Stop Dragging Its Feet on BPA?

    04/02/12

    A statement by Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., Breast Cancer Fund President & CEO

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  • Pressure Increases on FDA to Ban Toxic BPA from Food Packaging

    03/19/12

    Backed by health and consumer-safety groups, Rep. Ed Markey petitions FDA to take action

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  • Campbell’s to Phase Out Toxic Chemical BPA from Cans

    03/05/12

    Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World applaud company, while pushing for quick implementation and proven safe alternative

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  • Breast Cancer Fund President Reflects on Komen Controversy: Values. Trust. Power.

    02/03/12

    Jeanne Rizzo shares with the Breast Cancer Fund community her reflections on the controversy unleashed when Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced it would end its funding of Planned Parenthood's breast-health programs.

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  • Breast Cancer Fund President Responds to New Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment

    12/07/11

    Today the Institute of Medicine released its report, funded by Komen for the Cure, Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach

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  • New Bill Would Force Disclosure of Ingredients in Household Cleaners

    11/17/11

    The Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act requires full disclosure on the product label of the ingredients in cleaning products.

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  • Thanksgiving May Mean Significant Dose of BPA for Families Using Canned Foods, New Report Says

    11/15/11

    The Breast Cancer Fund Calls on Manufacturers to Replace Toxic Chemical with Safer Alternative

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  • Chemical Industry Reverses Its Position on Toxic Chemical BPA

    10/12/11

    After spending millions fighting BPA legislation, American Chemistry Council calls for ban on BPA in baby bottles

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  • California Restricts Toxic Chemical BPA

    10/05/11

    Nation one step closer to eliminating hormone-disrupting chemical from food packaging

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  • Campbell's Disney Princess and Toy Story Soups Test Highest for BPA in New Report on Kids' Canned Food

    09/21/11

    A new report by the Breast Cancer Fund documents the presence of the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods marketed to children.

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  • Calif. Senate Passes Bill to Restrict Toxic BPA

    08/30/11

    Nation one step closer to eliminating hormone-disrupting chemical from food packaging

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