Weekly roundup: Tips for breast cancer prevention

We took Monday off for the holiday, so we have four tips in this week's roundup of breast cancer prevention tips, courtesy Dr. Janet Gray and the Daily Green. If you missed them on Facebook, find them now, right here! Avoid weed killers — on your lawn, around the house and in kids' play areas. … Read more…

This October, perhaps prevention matters more than anything else

Each October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month creates a space for a conversation around the pervasiveness of breast cancer, and a special emphasis is often put on early detection, improving treatment and finding a cure. Sadly, we are all too aware of this disease and its devastating impact. Anyone touched by breast cancer – whether you’ve been … 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…

Calif. Parents to Urge Assembly to Ban BPA in Baby Products

Last Wednesday, Los Angeles mothers rallied to ban the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles and children’s sippy cups. This Wednesday, concerned mothers and health advocates from across the state will gather in the halls of the California State Capitol to move the Assembly to support SB 797, legislation that would ban BPA from … Read more…