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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

  • New National Campaign Launched to Strengthen Radiation, Chemical Exposure Health Protection Standards

    10/19/06

    Groups Ask President Bush to Shift Basis of Federal Regulations from Adult Males to Groups Most At Risk - Pregnant Women, Children

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  • New California Environmental Health Program Will Measure Pollution in People

    09/29/06

    Schwarzenegger Approves First-in-Nation Statewide Biomonitoring Program; Says Number of Chemicals People are Exposed to Daily Goes "On and On and On"

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  • Bill to Measure Pollution in People Passes Legislature

    08/30/06

    Decision Now Falls to Governor

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  • Nail Polishes to Become a Little Safer

    08/30/06

    OPI, Orly and Sally Hansen Brands Remove Ingredient Linked to Birth Defects; Sally Hansen also to Remove Toluene and Formaldehyde

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  • Consumers Press OPI to Give its Nail Polish a Makeover

    04/19/06

    Salon Brand Contains Some of the Most Toxic Ingredients on the Market

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  • New Statewide Effort to Measure Pollution in People Launched

    03/28/06

    Senators, Scientists, Cancer Survivors and Advocates to Promote "Biomonitoring" Technology at Capitol Press Conference Wednesday

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  • Report Finds Half of Breast Cancer Causes May Be Environmental

    01/24/06

    U.S. Women's Lifetime Risk for Breast Cancer Has Nearly Tripled since 1964

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  • Cosmetics Popular with Teenagers Linked to Breast Cancer, Other Serious Health Problems

    12/07/05

    Adolescents are Especially Vulnerable to Toxic Exposures from Chemical Ingredients

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  • Governor Signs Safe Cosmetics Bill

    10/08/05

    New Law Heightens Scrutiny of Industry Safety

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  • Schwarzenegger Vetoes Program to Measure Pollution in People

    10/08/05

    Bill Would Have Established First Statewide Biomonitoring Program in California

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  • Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Radiation Safety Bill into Law

    09/30/05

    New Safety Standards, Recent Advances in Imaging Technology Will Help Minimize Cancer Danger from X-rays

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  • California Assembly Passes Safe Cosmetics Bill

    08/31/05
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  • Study Finds Prominent Californians Contain Hazardous Chemicals Common in Consumer Products

    08/30/05

    Diverse Group of California Residents Found to Have 10 Times as Much Mercury and Higher Levels of DDT than Other Americans

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  • Cosmetics Popular With Latinas Linked to Cancer, Other Serious Health Problems

    08/10/05

    Bill Requiring Cosmetics Companies to Report Use of Hazardous Chemicals Would Protect Salon Workers

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  • CDC Offers California $1.7 Million to Jumpstart State Biomonitoring Program

    06/27/05

    U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Helps Secure Federal Economic Support for California

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  • Cosmetics Popular Among African Americans Linked to Cancer, Other Serious Health Problems

    06/01/05

    Bill Requiring Cosmetics Companies to Report Use of Hazardous Chemicals Passes California Senate

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  • San Francisco Considers Cleaning Up $600 Million in Annual Purchases

    05/31/05
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  • FDA Finds Chemicals Linked to Birth Defects in Two-Thirds of Cosmetics Products

    04/06/05

    Federal Agency Refuses to Publicly Release Study's Findings

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  • Migden, Chu Champion Safe Cosmetics

    03/30/05

    Bills Introduced with Support from Women's, Health, Labor, Business, Religious & Environmental Groups

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  • Senators Ortiz, Perata and Coalition of Environmental Health Advocates Launch New Effort to Measure "Pollution in People"

    02/17/05
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