Why I Climb

One month to go until the Climb Against the Odds 2015 team embarks on their mountaineering expedition on Mt. Shasta! This amazing team of women and men from across the country will raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Fund’s work to stop breast cancer before it starts. Each climber will arrive with very personal … Read more…

Media Roundup: The High Price of Pretty Nails

A New York Times investigation released on Thursday, May 7, which uncovered  the horrendous conditions nail salon workers face on the job, led to a maelstrom of buzz and debates about worker rights and toxic exposures. The exposé revealed that salon workers are not only grossly underpaid and mistreated, but they are being poisoned by the … Read more…

San Francisco Chronicle: Senate bill goes wrong way on toxic-chemical rules

The San Francisco Chronicle editors are weighing in on the Toxic Substances Control Act in an editorial published April 27, 2015. They’re coming out swinging on the right side of history– that is, in opposition to the industry-sponsored Udall-Vitter bill, and in support of the Boxer-Markey bill, which offers up REAL reform of TSCA. Full … Read more…

Nurse urges opposition to Udall-Vitter bill

On April 21 Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ranking member of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), joined public health leaders, including Kathi Salley Randall, a nurse representing the Breast Cancer Fund, to discuss the need for toxic chemical reform that will protect public health. Below is Nurse Kathi’s statement: “I am here representing the Breast … Read more…

5 tips to reduce your risk and protect the planet

Happy Earth Day! When we make protecting Mother Earth from toxic chemicals a priority, we are also prioritizing prevention of breast cancer and numerous other health issues. Here are our top five tips to protect people and planet: 1. Find safe ways to fight germs. These days it seems like everything claims to be antibacterial—soaps, … Read more…

The Human Experiment: You Could Change the Ending of This Film

What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time wasn’t an oil spill or a nuclear meltdown, but instead, constant, low-level chemical exposures affecting every person on the planet? The Human Experiment, which is being released in theatres in San Francisco and across the nation on Thursday, poses this question, and as Congress debates this … Read more…

Could 2015 be the year of a new & improved chemical safety law?

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Top Tips for National Nutrition Month

It’s National Nutrition Month, which is focused on the importance of making informed food choices.  One way to stay healthy and informed is by avoiding exposures to toxic chemicals in food. Here are our top 8 food-related tips: 1. Eat Your Veggies, but Kick the Can We all know vegetables are great for us, but … Read more…

Lani Luthard, advocate for prevention, dies at age 51

Lani Luthard, mother, wife, daughter, and strong advocate of breast cancer prevention, died on Thurs., Feb. 5 in San Jose, Calif. She was 51. After she was diagnosed at 40 with breast cancer, Lani was told by Stanford doctors that she only had a couple of years to live. She sought to change her life to … Read more…

Big Chem’s lock on FDA over darling hormone disruptor, BPA

The FDA announced in December that bisphenol A (BPA), the chemical used to make plastics hard and to line cans, was safe for humans at current levels found in food. The safety assessment was based on the FDA’s four-year review of 300 BPA studies, including those done both by independent academic scientists and industry scientists. … Read more…