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…

New Rules for Chemicals Needed to Protect Health (Roll Call, 4/21/14)

In an opinion piece for Roll Call Jeanne Rizzo argues that Congress has utterly failed to effectively regulate the chemical industry, and shares responsibility for widespread toxic chemical contamination of people and the environment.  "Will Congress become relevant by leading the way to a new federal regulatory framework that makes protecting public health the number … Read more…

Stepping up to the TSCA plate

Last week a coalition of socially responsible businesses formed Companies for Safer Chemicals, which brings a fresh perspective to the TSCA reform debate that protecting the health of your customers and workers is NOT bad for the economy. In fact, it spurs the innovation that creates jobs!

American Chemistry Council blocks state scientists from doing their jobs

Just as BPA disrupts our hormones, Big Chem is doing everything it can to disrupt the democratic process, using its money, power and influence to block government action that would protect pregnant women and children. On Friday, shortly after California’s Environmental Protection Agency had announced its decision to add BPA to its list of Prop … Read more…

Emphasizing breast cancer prevention (San Francisco Chronicle, 2/11/2013)

The San Francisco Chronicle weighed in on yesterday’s game-changing report in an editorial that urges lawmakers to take action…