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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

  • Mammograms: Are We Asking the Wrong Question?

    11/19/09

    Statement from Breast Cancer Fund CEO Jeanne Rizzo, R.N.

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  • Toxic bisphenol A found in canned food

    11/03/09

    Consumer Reports' test fuels efforts to ban chemical in food and beverage containers

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  • California Assembly fails to protect infants from toxic bisphenol A

    09/11/09

    After heavy industry lobbying, BPA ban bill falls short of votes needed to pass

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  • CDC grants California $2.6 million to measure pollution in people

    09/10/09
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  • Breast Cancer Fund Statement on SIGG BPA Disclosure

    08/27/09
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  • California Moms to State Assembly We Want BPA-free Kids!

    08/26/09

    Rally at the Capitol in support of bill to ban toxic chemical from infant-feeding products

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  • Massachusetts Warns Bisphenol A Toxic

    08/03/09

    Mass. Department of Public Health cautions pregnant women and children to avoid BPA exposure

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  • Despite Overwhelming Science, Calif. EPA Fails to Declare Bisphenol A Toxic

    07/15/09

    Manufacturers, retailers, legislators moving to restrict exposure to BPA; Calif. EPA fails to act

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  • California Senate Votes to Ban Bisphenol A in Baby Food and Beverage Products

    06/02/09

    Despite heavy industry lobbying, Senate votes on the side of science and children?s health

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  • Despite Evidence of Toxicity, Bisphenol A Present in Food and Beverage Packaging

    04/21/09

    Companies are not voluntarily removing chemical, highlighting urgent need for regulation

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  • Toxic Chemicals in Children's Bath Products Trigger International Outcry

    03/19/09

    China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Israel react to contaminants in popular children?s products made by U.S. manufacturers. U.S. Senator Demands FDA Investigation.

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  • Congress to Consider Banning Some Uses of Toxic Bisphenol A

    03/13/09

    Sen. Feinstein, Rep. Markey introduce legislation to ban BPA in food and beverage containers

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  • Children's Bath Products Contaminated with Formaldehyde, 1,4-Dioxane

    03/12/09

    Chemicals Not Listed on Product Labels Due to Weak Regulatory Standards

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  • Landmark Federal Ban on Phthalates in Toys Set to Take Effect

    02/09/09

    Parents, health advocates cheer; warn proper implementation requires overhaul of CPSC leadership

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  • Early-life Chemical Exposures Critical to Later-life Breast Cancer Risk

    02/04/09

    Report finds phthalates, BPA and other chemicals pose risk; calls for more research and stricter chemical regulation

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  • Environmental Health Advocates Applaud California Green Chemistry Initiative

    12/16/08

    Advocates to State: "We look forward to swift and strong implementation of policy recommendations"

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  • Parents, Health Advocates Outraged by Consumer Safety Agency's Attempts to Gut Toxic Toys Law

    11/24/08

    Toys with phthalates could remain on shelves indefinitely under law's latest interpretation

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  • Governor Signs Groundbreaking Consumer Product Safety Bills

    09/29/08

    Will give state authority to protect consumers from toxic chemicals

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  • Calif. Lawmakers Pass Groundbreaking Consumer Products Bills

    09/02/08

    Will give state authority to protect consumers from toxic chemicals

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  • Calif. Lawmakers Fail to Ban Toxic Chemical in Children's Food Products

    09/02/08
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