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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...


Q&A: NIEHS scientists explain findings of breast cancer study

A recent study conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Science found that women who work with organic solvents had a greater risk for developing breast cancer. Researchers used data on women taking part in the Sister Study,...


Has the tide turned on BPA? (Storify)

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Meet One of Our Participant Families

Meet the Laurlund family, who gave up their usual staples—which, like most of us, included some canned foods and eating out—for our study of BPA and phthalate exposure from food packaging.

After three days of eating our fresh meals and avoiding packaged foods, their BPA levels dropped by 75 percent.

Their Story

Each gift of $25 will help us educate one more family about how to reduce BPA exposure.

Lasting Changes

So what are the Laurlunds doing differently now? They're reducing their consumption of canned food and finding ways to use less plastic overall, like switching to using a French press and ceramic mugs for coffee, not microwaving in plastic, not using plastic cups and food storage, and working on replacing plastic water bottles with stainless steel for the whole family.

What Can You Do?

Download our wallet card, 10 Canned Foods to Avoid, and read our tips for avoiding toxic chemicals in your food.