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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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Press Releases and Statements

  • Food Industry Threatens to Kill Food Safety Bill if BPA Restrictions Included

    04/27/10

    Four senators at center of debate over toxic plastics chemical

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  • California Moves Toward Listing BPA as Reproductive Toxin

    02/11/10

    Cal-EPA signals 'intent to list' plastics chemical under Prop. 65

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  • Statement in Support of "The Health Case for Reforming TSCA"

    01/21/10
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  • FDA registers concern over toxic plastics chemical BPA

    01/15/10

    FDA fails to take decisive steps to protect public; advocates call for Congressional action

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  • When will FDA speak out on toxic plastics chemical BPA?

    12/11/09

    Immediate action needed to protect public while agency finalizes safety review

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  • Pre-Polluted Babies Congress must act to protect infants, moms from toxic plastics chemical BPA

    12/02/09
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  • 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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