EPA Kicks Off TSCA Reform Implementation with Selection of First 10 Chemicals

  Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a list of the initial 10 chemicals that the agency will review for safety under the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) law. Issuing the list starts the clock for EPA evaluation of the safety of these high priority chemicals, and implementation of steps to protect the … 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…

Leading breast cancer journal article makes the case for prevention

Environmental exposures offer one of the greatest opportunities to reduce breast cancer risk, according to a recent article published in Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly, an interdisciplinary publication for medical professionals. While both scientific literature and mainstream media tend to focus breast cancer research and coverage on primary genetic mutations, these account for just … Read more…

Breast Cancer Prevention Begins in the Womb

Guest blog by Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H. As breast cancer awareness month ends with its primary emphasis on early detection I’ve been more interested in what we’ve learned about opportunities for prevention. Amidst all the pink ribbons and disagreements about optimal mammography scheduling an important theme seems to be finally taking hold. Although opportunities abound … Read more…

Five facts about the drop in Marin County breast cancer rates

By Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D., Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Non-Hispanic white women in Marin County once had among the highest breast cancer incidence and mortality rates in the world. In 2001, there were 188 cases per 100,000 women. Recently, breast cancer rates plummeted, bringing Marin County on par with the California average. Since 2001, … Read more…

Toxic cosmetics offer rude awakening to college intern

by Lauren Trambley Do you know the chemicals that are lurking in your cosmetics bag? How about the ones hiding in the suds of your shampoo? What’s in the deodorant that seeps into your sweat glands? Okay, I’ll admit it. These are unfair questions. I can’t possibly imagine you read the labels of every product … 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…

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…

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…

6 things you can do to prevent breast cancer in 2015

The breast cancer movement has accomplished some remarkable things in recent years: breast cancer awareness is everywhere, we’re detecting it earlier than ever, and more women have access to quality care. So what’s next? It’s time to #RethinkThePink and turn our efforts toward prevention. Here are six things you can do to prevent breast cancer … Read more…