What’s Hiding in Kids’ Face Paints and Makeup?

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…

2015 To-do list: Change laws, shift markets. Check, check!

The Breast Cancer Fund’s single focus on preventing breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals is what sets us apart from any other breast cancer organization. Together, we have worked to protect those we care about from these dangerous exposures. After all, prevention starts with what we put on and into our bodies. … Read more…

Storify: Chemicals linked to cancer don’t belong in L’Oreal cosmetics

After more than 100,000 people signed a petition calling on L’Oreal to make safer products, the company responded with charges of a “misinformation campaign.” The Breast Cancer Fund and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D countered: “The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics stands on very firm ground regarding its identification of chemicals … Read more…

Breast Cancer And Dogs: The Next ‘Canaries In The Coal Mine’? (Huffington Post, 10/12/2013)

Cancer is the leading disease-related killer of dogs, with mammary tumors the most common type afflicting females…

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.

Industry spin zone of bad science on BPA

Last week, the Atlantic published a great piece outlining how industry lobbyists and trade groups are using bad science to make consumers question the toxicity of BPA….Independent, academic scientists are furious over this “spin zone” of bad science.

Eliminating packaged foods can lower BPA exposure (FOX News, 4/25/2011)

The endocrine-disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is in the news again following the release of a new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives. This time it is good news.