Our Work

Personal Care Products

Did you know that there are thousands of chemicals in everything from lipstick and lotion to shampoo and shaving cream? Some of these chemicals are linked to breast cancer, hormone disruption, infertility and birth defects. BCPP has worked to get toxic chemicals out of cosmetics and personal care products for over a decade.

Since the $71 billion personal care products industry is one of the least regulated in the US,  we work with manufacturers as well as state and federal government to secure stricter regulation.

Science summary

All of us are exposed to toxic chemicals through our everyday use of  personal care products. Learn about chemicals linked to breast cancer in these products.
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The word fragrance on a personal care product label can mask countless carcinogens and hormone disrupting chemicals that increase breast cancer risk.
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What’s happening in policy

Personal care products is a $71 billion industry, yet remains one of the least regulated in the United States. BCPP is vigorously pursuing health-protective cosmetic safety legislation at both the state and federal level.
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Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of BCPP, is a national coalition of women’s health, environmental health and justice, consumer rights groups and forward-thinking cosmetics companies.
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BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics works with more than 150 non-profit allies, over 1100  cosmetics companies, and tens of thousands of individuals to clean up the beauty industry.

Our Partners

Alaska Community Action on Toxics, Black Women for Wellness, Breast Cancer Action, California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, Center for Environmental Health, Clean Water Action, Keep A Breast and/or Non Toxic Revolution, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Mind the Store, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, National Hair and Nail Salon Alliance, North Carolina Conservation Network, SAFER States, Savvy Women’s Alliance, Toxic-Free Future, Turning Green, US PIRG, Vermont Conservation Voters, Women for a Healthy Environment, Women’s Voices for the Earth

Tell L’Oréal: No more cancer chemicals in my cosmetics

Take action against cancer chemicals in L’Oréal’s cosmetics products. We’re worth it!



BCPP: We are Partners

Celebrating 25 years working to prevent breast cancer.


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