Top 10 tips to prevent breast cancer

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness month, when pink ribbons cover everything from toxic cosmetics to BPA-lined food cans, urging us to be aware of breast cancer. But when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease, how much more awareness do we need? The Breast Cancer Fund is working to shift the conversation … Read more…

UCSF develops game-changing method to translate research on toxic chemicals and prevent disease

By David Tuller, Dr.PH. Everyone wants to know more than we currently do about the long-term effects of everyday exposures to toxic chemicals. Even obstetricians, who could be expected to have a handle on the science, report not knowing how to advise their pregnant patients, according to a recent survey led by colleagues at the … Read more…

FDA Jumps the Gun on Bisphenol A and Undermines Ongoing Safety Research

Guest post by Maricel V. Maffini, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council At low doses the FDA says bisphenol A, the substance used in cans, plastics and dental fillings, is safe. But, the agency is in the midst of a multimillion dollar study examining the safety of this synthetic estrogen. Haven’t they jumped the gun?  … Read more…

Exposed: The mammogram myth and the pinkwashing of America (Orion Magazine, 9-10/2013)

“We don’t need more ribbons. What we need is to face a truth that is not pretty, not pink, and not reassuring at all. Chemicals are in our bodies. They are causing cancer. And all the pink ribbons in the world aren’t going to fix that.”

Why I Hike (aka Thinking Before Pinking) (08/26/13)

The president of Bay Area Young Survivors explains why she’s so beyond the pink and joining the Breast Cancer Fund on Mt. Tam in October.

Reforming chemical law means saving lives (The Hill, 7/31/13)

Breast Cancer Fund op-ed in The Hill drives home the point: Fixing the 37-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will mean having the courage to meaningfully regulate an industry that has enjoyed little oversight.

Breast Cancer Fund testifies before Congress for second time this summer

Our senior policy strategist is testifying before Congress, providing a voice for those affected by breast cancer. It’s time for our government to prioritize public health over chemical industry profits.

Will Your Canned Soup Carry a Warning Label? (Rodale, 4/12/2013)

“The Prop 65 listing is yet another indictment of this toxic chemical that industry continues to argue is safe, despite waves of peer-reviewed scientific studies finding that BPA harms reproduction and is linked to breast cancer.”

Eat like a Mennonite (New York Times, 1/18/2013)

What does it take for a modern American family to lower its BPA levels? Author Florence Williams offers a peek into her stint in the nearly-plastic-free world.