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Happy Earth Day! BCPP Spring 2022 Bulletin

Happy Earth Day! At BCPP, earth day is every day. And we’ve been busy as ever this first quarter, protecting people and the planet from toxic chemical exposure! Check out our BCPP Bulletin for updates below and please consider making a donation to sustain our...

Saying farewell to BCPP Director of Science, Dr. Rasanayagam, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D., joined BCPP as our founding Director of Science. For over a decade, she spearheaded BCPP’s science efforts, ensuring that everything we do and say is backed by credible, peer-reviewed science. Science is the backbone of all that we...

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...

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...

Cleaning Safer and Toxic-Free with BCPP

Video by BCPP Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D. In this time of uncertainty, and as BCPP’s Director of Science, I wanted to find a way for us to virtually connect. What better way than a video from my bedroom talking safer cleaning products! At...

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...

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