Lead, chemicals found in toys despite stricter law (Washington Post, 11/25/09)

It’s been nine months since a federal toy safety law took effect, but toxic toys are still available at major U.S. retailers, according to product tests released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and reported in the Washington Post.

Consumer Reports defends BPA study against industry attacks

Earlier this week we blogged about Consumer Reports' study that found bisphenol A (BPA) in name-brand canned foods. Not surprisingly, the BPA industry came out swinging, with all kinds of attacks on Consumer Reports' credibility. Really? Today, the magazine defended its report on its blog, responding to industry attacks point by point. Enough is enough. … Read more…

New study reveals BPA leaching into name-brand canned foods

On Tuesday, Consumer Reports revealed the results of a new study  testing for the presence of bisphenol A (BPA) in name-brand canned foods. While the Breast Cancer Fund has long been concerned that BPA leaches from can linings into foods, the study confirms that almost all of the popular products tested contained the chemical. Nearly every … Read more…

Final weekly roundup: Tips for breast cancer prevention

October has come to an end and so has our tip series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But, please remember that these helpful, everyday tips can still be found on the Breast Cancer Fund’s blog. We definitely encourage you to revisit these suggestions, written by Dr. Janet Gray, editor of the Breast Cancer Fund’s 2008 … Read more…

California Assembly protects industry instead of infants

On September 11, the California Assembly failed to pass SB 797, which would have banned toxic bisphenol A, or BPA, from plastic baby bottles, sippy cups and the lining of infant formula cans. Who fought for this bill? An impressive and diverse coalition that included the Breast Cancer Fund, Environmental Working Group, Physicians for Social … Read more…

The final stretch: Calif. BPA bill vote TODAY!

Check out these two great pieces–one in the LA Times and one in the San Francisco Chronicle–in support of the California bill to ban bisphenol A (BPA) from infant food containers–a bill that will be voted on today. This eleventh-hour support is critical, as the vote will be extremely close, and we're up against a … Read more…

Moms to Calif. state Assembly: We want BPA-free kids!

On Wednesday morning, over 100 California moms, kids and health  advocates gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in support of banning the synthetic estrogen BPA from feeding products designed for children 3 years old and younger. Following the rally, the kids, wearing "Make Me BPA-Free!" t-shirts, joined their mothers in visiting Assemblymember offices to deliver messages in BPA-free … Read more…