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What California’s New Safer Cookware Law Means for You

By Nancy Buermeyer, BCPP Senior Policy Strategist  If you’ve been shopping for cookware recently, you’ve probably seen a slew of labels that say: “PFOA-free,” “PFOS-free,” “PTFE-free,” “PFAS-free.” If this alphabet soup is confusing to you, you are not alone. The good...

Take PFAS Forever Chemicals Out of Our Takeout

Update: Victory! California Governor Newsom signed the BCPP co-sponsored California Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act (CA AB1200) into law October 5, 2021. Thank you for all your support!  By BCPP Senior Policy Advocate, Lisette van Vliet In our busy lives, food...

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...

Cosmetic Safety: 82 years later, have things changed?

By Janet Nudelman, Director of Program & Policy and Director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FDCA) into law in 1938.  Back then, you could rent a house for $27/month, a loaf...

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...

SB 574 Stalled in Assembly Appropriations Committee

Janet Nudelman, BCPP Director of Program & Policy and Director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics California bill SB 574 would have been the first bill in the world to force companies to publicly disclose the fragrance and flavor chemicals in their beauty and...