We sent face paints and kids’ cosmetics to the lab to find out what might be lurking in these products. After extensive label reading, we tested 48 Halloween products for the presence of heavy metals and 65 kids’ makeup products—collected by 14 partners across the country—for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). We found the widespread presence … Read more…
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…
With the release of a groundbreaking federal report today, there’s hope that we’re entering a breast cancer prevention era — one in which my young granddaughters won’t remember a time when the chemical industry got away with its story that breast cancer isn’t linked to chemical exposures.
“We’re extending life with breast cancer, making it a chronic disease, but we’re not preventing it,” said the Breast Cancer Fund’s Jeanne Rizzo.
Fast Company published a great blog about our BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food report, out yesterday.
Who has time to roast a pumpkin for pie at Thanksgiving? This year I’m making time. The Breast Cancer Fund’s new product-testing report, BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food, has opened not just my eyes but my entire family’s eyes.
Advocacy groups have successfully managed to get companies to remove BPA from baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers and other products made for small children. The new findings suggest that food cans might need to be their next major target.
There’s more than just enchanting princess shapes lurking in your kid’s Campbell’s Disney Princess condensed soup.
“A new report, by the respected Breast Cancer Fund, focuses on the unwitting exposure of women to the synthetic household chemicals.”
Janet Gray, author of our State of the Evidence report on breast cancer and the environment, spoke with WAMC radio yesterday on the eve of the release of the sixth edition.