Gov. Brown Signs Flame Retardant Labeling Bill into Law

California consumers will soon have the power to make informed decisions about whether or not to buy furniture containing toxic and ineffective flame retardant chemicals. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1019, authored by Senator Mark Leno, which requires disclosure of the use or absence of flame retardant chemicals on existing furniture labels. “This … Read more…

California poised to enact historic flame retardant labeling law

A statement by Breast Cancer Fund Director of Program and Policy Janet Nudelman You have a right to know whether or not toxic flame retardants are in a couch you’re thinking about buying. And fortunately, people in the state of California may soon be equipped with that knowledge because of the passage of a bill in … Read more…

Top 10 non-toxic New Year’s resolutions for 2014

It’s the new year and the season for resolutions. As you resolve to adopt a new exercise routine or plan to get more organized, consider a commitment to creating a healthier environment in your home.

Breast milk harbors environmental pollutants (San Francisco Chronicle, 12/29/2013)

Women may not be aware of the strong possibility that their milk is less than pure, an unintended consequence of living in a developed nation.

HBO film about flame retardants debuts and Calif. adopts new flammability standards

“These flame retardants represent a dizzying corporate scandal. It is a story of corporate greed, deceit and skulduggery….”

Now undeniable: Breast cancer that comes with the job (Huffington Post, 11/26/2012)

Unfortunately for these women workers and for all of us, many industry and government leaders refuse to act based on biological plausibility. Instead, they prefer plausible deniability.

Can certain jobs cause breast cancer? A new study suggests yes (The Daily Beast, 11/21/2012)

“Both the automotive and canning industries are known to use chemicals that affect hormone systems in lab animals, such as BPA, phthalates, and flame-retardants.”