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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...

Why Prevention is My Priority

Interview with Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D., Mother, Wife, BCPP’s Chief Scientist How Sharima came to BCPP: In 2008, I had a friend I knew through a baby group (our sons were born within a month of each other and our daughters within 3 months). At one of our...

Changemakers’ Chat 3: The Science Behind Clean Beauty

BCPP’s Changemakers’ Chat webinar interview series is bringing together the BCPP community and our partners during this time of uncertainty. Travel with us virtually to Juice Beauty’s 20-acre farm in the heart of California’s Sonoma Wine Country. There you will...

What are fragrances made of? 

By BCPP Tech & Communications Manager Emily Reuman Scents are important. Probably more important than you (or most people) think. Especially when it comes to memory, sensations, and even the bonding experience between baby and mother. We are triggered by the past...

How climate change can increase your breast cancer risk

By Emily Reuman, BCPP Technology & Communications Manager Top 4 ways climate change may increase your risk of breast cancer:  Hotter temps make it harder for our bodies to cleanse by breaking down and getting rid of toxic chemicals. Hotter temps make cancer...

A New, Safer Replacement for BPA in Canned Food Linings

Drum Roll, Please: No Estrogenic Activity Found in Tests of New Replacement for BPA in Canned Food Linings By Janet Nudelman, MA and Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD THE GIST What is the problem? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in the lining of many...