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 Climber: Lindsey Dal Porto

In a couple of weeks Lindsey Dal Porto of San Francisco will attempt to climb the 14,179-foot Mt. Shasta as part of the Breast Cancer Fund’s Climb Against the Odds. Help Lindsey meet her goal of raising $6,000 for breast cancer prevention. For people who know her well, it should come as no surprise that … Read more…

Groundbreaking Study to Investigate Why So Many Female Firefighters are Getting Breast Cancer

  (Guest blog by Silent Spring Institute Research Director Ruthann Rudel) Firefighters put their lives on the line to save people. What many people don’t know is that firefighters may also be facing risk from an entirely different source: the chemicals they encounter on the job. In San Francisco, which has many female firefighters, there … Read more…

Roundup: Flame retardants under fire

Firefighters and advocates take a stand to give toxics the boot.

Wal-Mart asks suppliers to stop using harmful chemicals (San Jose Mercury News, 2/28/14)

Wal-Mart notified suppliers they will need to reformulate soaps, makeup, household cleaners and more on Thursday as part of their new chemical policy.  Our media relations manager, Margie Kelly, was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News article about the new policy: "This is going to change the standard nationwide," said Margie Kelly, spokeswoman for … 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…

CHEMICALS: Ob-gyn engagement on toxics law reform seen as major step (Greenwire,12/24/2013)

The burden of proof needs to shift. Right now, it’s on my patients and it’s on me. We need to get to where we’re shown that things are safe before we use them…

How an 8-year-old could help cure cancer (Salt Lake Tribune, 10/17/2013)

Remarkable 5-year study follows 1,040 girls and their parent or guardian…