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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

  • FDA Decision on BPA Outrages Health Advocates

    08/20/08

    Scientific studies ignored on bisphenol A evaluation

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  • President Signs Phthalate Ban into Law

    08/14/08

    Major milestone reached for children's health and for chemical regulation

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  • Lawmakers Agree to Ban Dangerous Chemicals in Toys

    07/29/08

    Major milestone reached for children's health and for chemical regulation

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  • Breast Cancer Fund Statement Regarding 1,4-dioxane Contamination Found in Some "Natural" Personal Care Products

    07/21/08
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  • Congress to Consider Banning Dangerous Chemicals in Children's Toys

    06/10/08

    Expert Witnesses Testify about Toxicity of Phthalates; Argue for Ban

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  • Michigan Families Dump Hundreds of Toxic Toys

    06/03/08

    Parents Call on Congress to Protect Kids from Dangerous Chemicals

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  • Chicagoans Use 30-foot Rubber Duckie to Send Message to Congress

    06/03/08
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  • Environmental Health Groups Prevail: Wal-Mart Is Removing Toxic Baby Bottles, Nalgene To Phase Out Toxic Water Bottles

    04/18/08

    U.S. and Canada Declare Health Risks from Bisphenol A Governments Issue Warning, Retailers responding

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  • Rep. Slaughter Introduces Legislation to Increase Research on the Impact of our Environment on Women's Health

    04/15/08
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  • Governor Gregoire Signs Bill to Give Washington Safest Toys in Nation

    04/01/08
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  • Breast Cancer Fund Releases Most Comprehensive Report to-Date of Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer, Many in Everyday Use

    03/19/08

    "State of the Evidence" report describes how early-life exposures are critical to later-life breast cancer risk

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  • Breast Cancer Fund Applauds Congress for Protecting Children from Harmful Chemicals in Toys

    03/06/08

    Senator Feinstein's Amendment Further Strengthens Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Legislation

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  • Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical, according to New U.S. and Canadian Study

    02/07/08

    Environmental Health Groups Call for Immediate Moratorium on Bisphenol A in Baby Bottles, Food and Beverage Containers

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  • Parents, Kids, Doctors, Nurses and Giant Duck Demand Toxic-Free Toys

    02/07/08

    Urge legislators to pass Children's Safe Products Act

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  • The Breast Cancer Fund Applauds California Ban on Toxic Toys

    10/14/07

    AB 1108 will keep dangerous chemicals out of children's toys

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  • Sens. Clinton, Hatch, and Speaker Pelosi Promote New Health Initiative to Protect Americans from Environmental Health Hazards

    09/24/07

    Bill Would Create Program to Track Where and When Chronic Diseases Occur and Study Their Connection to Environmental Toxicants

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  • Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Author Dr. Harvey Karp and Parents gather to urge Governor Schwarzenegger -- Don't veto toxic toys bill

    09/10/07

    Toys with lead have been recalled, but thousands of unsafe toys still being sold in California

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  • Early Puberty Increasing among U.S. Girls, particularly African Americans

    09/06/07

    New Breast Cancer Fund report calls for interventions that acknowledge that low-income, overweight, girls of color are most at risk

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  • Cancer-causing Chemical Found in Children's Bath Products

    02/08/07

    Women's Shampoos and Body Wash also Contaminated

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  • 500 Cosmetics Companies Pledge to Make Safer Health and Beauty Products

    01/25/07

    Lacking Federal Regulation and Enforcement, Manufacturers and States Take the Lead on Safety

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