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Get Out and Vote! For your Health

By BCPP Director of Science Rainbow Rubin, PhD, MPH  You deserve a say in what goes on in our world. This November 8th, it’s important to use our voices to shape a healthier future for our neighborhoods, cities, states, and country by casting a vote for elected...

Faces of Prevention Pt. 4: Lindsey Shelley

Guest Post by Lindsey Shelley, Mindfully Beautiful Mama  As a mother of four daughters, it has always been my mission to lead them on a path that will positively impact their health. Being a mom is no easy task! Knowing that I will not always be able to make choices...

Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Interview with BCPP Chief Scientist Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam by Volunteer Andrea Dannenberg  I know, you don’t want me to say it. You enjoy wine with dinner. And those Happy Hour cocktails. I get it: drinking is a huge part of our culture. And maybe you’re someone who...

Victory! 3 BCPP-Sponsored CA Bills Signed Into Law

Letter from Janet Nudelman, BCPP Director of Program & Policy and Director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics I am writing to say HOORAY and thank you! Last week CA Governor Newsom signed 3 BCPP-sponsored bills into law, reducing our exposure to chemicals linked...

Changemakers’ Chat 2: Dr. Linda Birnbaum and Dr. Meredith Williams

BCPP’s Changemakers’ Chat webinar interview series is bringing together the BCPP community and our partners during this time of uncertainty. This month, we talk with two leading science and policy experts who share their history of using science to impact public...

How we can remove toxic chemicals, and stress, from parents’ lives

By BCPP Digital Advocacy Coordinator Kathryn Bache  On January 8, I joined 24 women in Sacramento to ask members of the California Assembly to support the California Toxic Free Cosmetic’s Act (AB 495). This bill would ban 13 of the most toxic chemicals currently being...

Don’t let them hurt our kids

This is Lucy. Lucy represents thousands of little girls of color in the U.S. who are unjustly exposed to toxic chemicals, like formaldehyde, in their hair products. We know that black women are more likely to die from the disease and get breast cancer at a younger age...

Making Change for Safe Cosmetics: Fragrance and Flavor Lobby Day

By 2019 BCPP Program Intern Juhi Khemani  I joined BCPP as a program and policy intern last month and worked with the team to help organize the California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019’s first official lobby day. On May 22,...

How Toxic Ingredients Became A Blessing In My Life

Guest Post by Joanne Starkman, cofounder of Innersense Organic Beauty When I was invited by Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) to pledge support for the California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 (SB574), I expected to be part...

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