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California PFAS-Free Cosmetics Act (AB 2771-Friedman)

At a Glance Californians deserve protection against harmful chemicals in the personal care and beauty products they use every day. The California PFAS-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2771) cosponsored by BCPP and authored by California Assemblymember Laura Friedman bans the...

Food Safety Loophole Allows Secret Toxic Chemicals in Our Food

At a Glance Federal food safety law contains a major loophole that allows harmful chemicals in our food. The Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) provision, which permits common chemicals like salt or nutmeg to by-pass FDA safety reviews, has become the procedural...

Air Pollution: A Place-Based Exposure

At a Glance Over the past few years, an explosion of scientific research has found that exposures to certain chemicals in polluted air are connected to breast cancer risk. Air pollution is a complex mix of toxicants that can vary in composition and have a wide range...

Ban PFAS in Textiles (CA AB1817-Ting)

At a Glance The California Safer Clothes and Textiles Act (AB 1817), authored by Assemblymember Ting and co-sponsored by BCPP, makes clothing and textiles safer for all of us by banning the sale of clothes, outdoor gear, and other textiles containing toxic PFAS...

Safer Beauty Bill Package

At a Glance The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act of 2022 represents the biggest step forward for cosmetics regulation since 1938. Read our full analysis of the bill  Despite this important progress, much work remains to be done to achieve a truly...

Glyphosate-based Herbicides

At a Glance Glyphosate is a synthetic hormone-disrupting compound chemical widely used in herbicides, most notoriously in Monsanto’s Roundup. In fact, glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) are the most widely used herbicides globally. Glyphosate exposures during critical...

Chlorpyrifos

At a Glance Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide and insecticide widely found on produce and home pest control formulas that is an endocrine disruptor and breast carcinogen. Exposure to chronic low doses of chlorpyrifos leads to an increased risk of mammary tumors in lab...

California Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act (AB 1200)

At a Glance The BCPP cosponsored California Safer Food Packaging & Cookware Act of 2021 (AB 1200 – Ting), was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom October 5, 2021.  The bill: Bans paper-based food packaging containing PFAS chemicals Requires cookware...

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

At a Glance These factors can increase or decrease breast cancer risk. While some factors increase the risk of breast cancer, others are protective, meaning they reduce breast cancer risk. Factors that influence breast cancer risk include: Lifestyle factors like diet...

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