Avoiding BPA – not everyone can cure cancer, but we can all help prevent it

By Emily Stark, communications intern, Breast Cancer Fund On the first day of my internship at the Breast Cancer Fund, the office was abuzz excitement, maybe partly for a new face in the office but mostly for a recent CNN article that foreshadowed the release of the organization’s report on BPA and its alternatives. As … Read more…

Campbell’s responds to pressure to remove BPA from its canned products

By EcoPlum This post originally appeared on The EcoPlum Blog and is reprinted with permission. Campbell Soup Company, a leader in the canned food industry with over $2.4 billion in annual sales, revealed last week that it promises to phase out BPA-based epoxy across its entire North American portfolio by mid-2017. This comes in response to consumer demand and … Read more…

Keep your 2016 resolution to get moving

Whether you’re taking on a marathon, century ride, your first triathlon, or however you’re challenging yourself to get active, we’ll help you stay motivated to move. Join the Breast Cancer Fund’s Get Active Challenge to turn any activity into your own personal fundraiser for prevention and score incentive prizes for your efforts! Here’s how it works: … Read more…

How beauty products got safer over the past decade

Since 2004, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has used smarts and sass to pressure the cosmetics industry to make safer products. A project of the Breast Cancer Fund, the Campaign works to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment through public education and engagement, corporate accountability and sustainability campaigns and legislative advocacy designed to eliminate … Read more…

Not Good Enough – Breast Cancer Fund Opposes Senate TSCA Bill

By Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., Nancy Buermeyer and Janet Nudelman After years of debate and negotiations, the United State Senate just passed legislation amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for the first time since the original bill became law in 1976. Unfortunately, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act does not … Read more…

Five products containing cancer chemicals in Walmart’s 2015 Sustainable Leaders Shop

Guest blog by Maija Witte, M.P.H When WalMart revealed that they were working with the Sustainability Consortium to develop a section on their website devoted to sustainable products called the Sustainable Leaders Shop, I was thrilled! It seemed that they were finally coming around to the idea that supporting sustainable products (both in an environmental … Read more…

Nola’s Story

In November of 2010, at the age of 35, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It had spread to my lymph nodes but thankfully not to the rest of my body. I endured five months of physically and mentally debilitating chemo, a mastectomy, and five weeks of daily radiation. All the while we taught my … Read more…

2015 To-do list: Change laws, shift markets. Check, check!

The Breast Cancer Fund’s single focus on preventing breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals is what sets us apart from any other breast cancer organization. Together, we have worked to protect those we care about from these dangerous exposures. After all, prevention starts with what we put on and into our bodies. … Read more…

Nontoxic holiday gift guide: Jess’s top 10 tips

‘Tis the season to give the gift of a healthier future and  Breast Cancer Fund Development Manager Jessica Smith is here to help with her top 10 holiday gift recommendations. She has put together a shopping guide to assist you in your hunt for those perfect nontoxic gifts from companies that care about breast cancer … Read more…