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Groups sue FDA over rocket fuel chemical in dry foods

At a Glance In 2014, BCPP joined an official Food Additive Petition, brought by Natural Resources Defense Council and 6 other NGOs, to ban the use of perchlorate in the processing and packaging of dry foodstuffs. Perchlorate, a hormone disrupting chemical used in...

California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762-Muratsuchi)

At a Glance Californians deserve protections against harmful chemicals in the cosmetic products they use every day. BCPP is cosponsoring the California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (CA AB 2762 – Muratsuchi, formerly AB 495), which would ban more than a dozen toxic...

Interview with Richard Clapp on Male Breast Cancer and Camp LeJeuene

At a Glance An interview with Richard Clapp, M.P.H., D.Sc., Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health, B.U. School of Public Health Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts—Lowell, and a former member of BCPP’s Science Advisory Panel. What brought...

CA Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act

At a Glance BCPP cosponsored a CA bill, the California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 (SB312 – Leyva), that requires cosmetics companies to report toxic fragrance or flavor ingredients to the California Safe Cosmetics Program....

African American Women and Breast Cancer

At a Glance African American women face both disproportionate exposure to breast carcinogens and the highest risk of serious health impacts from the disease. We’ve put together a fact sheet to help you understand the current stats, product types to avoid, and...

National Cosmetic Safety Reform

At a Glance The antiquated U.S. law governing personal care and beauty products allows chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, learning disabilities, and reproductive harm in the products we use every day. The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care...

California Safe Cosmetics Program

At a Glance California’s Safe Cosmetics Program requires companies to report any beauty or personal care product sold in California containing carcinogens or reproductive toxicants. BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics teamed up with Black Women for Wellness...

Safer Salons

At a Glance Salon workers, who are overwhelmingly women, are exposed to a broad array of very toxic chemicals in the nail, hair, and beauty products they work with every day. They usually don’t have access to information about the toxicity of these...

Work and Breast Cancer

At a Glance We reviewed 142 studies on women’s jobs and workplace exposures. We found evidence that work as flight attendants, physicians and nurses, retail and sales associates, teachers, hairdressers and cosmetologists and production workers may be linked to...

Firefighters and Breast Cancer

At a Glance Firefighters express concerns about breast cancer risk among women in the fire service. Only a few studies have actually assessed this risk—or risk of any cancer—among female firefighters. A number of studies indicate an elevated risk of cancer among male...

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