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…

Beyond the Label Bewitching: Kids’ Makeup Exposed

In 2009, we sent 10 Halloween makeup kits to a lab to test for heavy metals. We suspected these products could contain heavy metals due to the substantial pigmentation in the products. Very sensitive tests revealed low levels of lead in 100 percent of the products. Further, half of the products contained chromium, four contained … Read more…

#RethinkThe Pink: Top 5 Food Tips for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are what we eat – but that isn’t always a good thing. By reducing our exposure to toxic chemicals in our food, we reduce our risk of disease. Choose organic fruits and veggies—avoid pesticides Pesticides are formulated with the intent of destroying pests—it’s no wonder that they’re harmful to our health as well. Studies … 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…

Cancer, Stem Cells, and Bad Luck

Guest post by Ted Schettler, MD, MPH The new year got off to a fast start in cancer-related research with a paper published in the January 2nd issue of the prestigious journal Science titled “Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions”, co-authored by C. Tomasetti and … Read more…

Study could reduce firefighter exposures to toxic chemicals

Being a firefighter has always required bravery and fire safety smarts. But fighting fires in today’s modern buildings, which are filled with chemicals, has increased the health risks to firefighters exponentially. Essentially, the chemical industry has made firefighters’ work environment even more dangerous and unsafe than it was 40 years ago. For decades, pounds of … Read more…

Top 10 tips to prevent breast cancer

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness month, when pink ribbons cover everything from toxic cosmetics to BPA-lined food cans, urging us to be aware of breast cancer. But when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease, how much more awareness do we need? The Breast Cancer Fund is working to shift the conversation … Read more…

A worthy climb (Chico News & Review, 6/12/2014)

Lucas Parsons, who will represent Klean Kanteen at Climb Against the Odds next week, was featured in the Chico News & Review. "Next week, 34-year-old Parsons will take on Mount Shasta for Climb Against the Odds, along with a team of about 25 men and women from across the country who’ve been directly and indirectly … Read more…

Meet the Climbers: MotherSon & Co., Frederique Mary and Arthur Morgan

On May 29, 2013 Frederique Mary had her yearly mammogram. The next day she received a call to schedule an appointment to check on dense tissues. It was the weekend of her son, Arthur's high school graduation, and he was graduating with honors. While the lump emerged in her thoughts throughout the weekend, it didn’t stop … Read more…

How looking for cancer’s causes became a political act (Grist, 1/21/14)

Our fearless leader Jeanne Rizzo was featured in a Grist Q&A about her unusual path to leading the Breast Cancer Fund, the challenges facing a prevention-focused organization in an early detection/treatment-centered breast cancer movement and more. "Q. You ran the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and worked as a music and film producer. … Read more…