Groundbreaking Study to Investigate Why So Many Female Firefighters are Getting Breast Cancer

  (Guest blog by Silent Spring Institute Research Director Ruthann Rudel) Firefighters put their lives on the line to save people. What many people don’t know is that firefighters may also be facing risk from an entirely different source: the chemicals they encounter on the job. In San Francisco, which has many female firefighters, there … Read more…

Why we should be optimistic (guest blog by the co-author of “Toxin Toxout”)

“Because of the perseverance of the Breast Cancer Fund and others, over the past year major companies like Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Avon and Walmart have all announced that they are moving to eliminate toxic chemicals from their products and their inventories.”

FDA Jumps the Gun on Bisphenol A and Undermines Ongoing Safety Research

Guest post by Maricel V. Maffini, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council At low doses the FDA says bisphenol A, the substance used in cans, plastics and dental fillings, is safe. But, the agency is in the midst of a multimillion dollar study examining the safety of this synthetic estrogen. Haven’t they jumped the gun?  … Read more…

CHEMICALS: Ob-gyn engagement on toxics law reform seen as major step (Greenwire,12/24/2013)

The burden of proof needs to shift. Right now, it’s on my patients and it’s on me. We need to get to where we’re shown that things are safe before we use them…

Researchers believe BPA poses risk to babies in the womb (ABC News, 10/8/2013)

BPA could pose a risk to children long before they take their first sip of milk…

Researchers raise concerns about BPA and breast cancer (USA Today, 10/8/2013)

USA Today story highlights the mounting evidence on the link between prenatal BPA exposure and increased risk for later-life breast cancer.

Disrupted Development: The Dangers of Prenatal BPA Exposure (The Huffington Post, 9/23/13)

As the evidence piles up about the devastating effects that prenatal chemical exposure can have on later-life health, we must consider what more can be done to protect pregnant women from toxic chemical exposures.

Is Canned Food Causing Breast Cancer? (Rodale, 9/12/13)

A new report looking at more than 60 peer-reviewed human and animal studies found the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, increases the risk for breast and prostate cancers, infertility problems, early puberty, damaged immune systems, neurological problems, metabolic changes that promote obesity, and ailments like type 2 diabetes.

California bill would warn pregnant women about prenatal chemical exposures

When I was pregnant with my daughter three years ago, no one in my doctor’s office mentioned anything about the potential risks associated with chemical exposures, nor did they mention anything about the steps I could take to avoid these exposures.

Breaking Trail: Jim Osgood, Klean Kanteen (Outdoor Retailer, 8/12/13)

Our friends at Klean Kanteen have been long-time supporters of the Breast Cancer Fund and were BPA-free before it was trendy.