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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.




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 Every day millions of women apply lipstick without a second thought. What many don't know is that lipsticks may contain lead,...


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...


Roundup: Flame retardants under fire

Firefighters and advocates take a stand to give toxics the boot.

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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.