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Safer Beauty Bill Package

At a Glance A suite of four new bills have been introduced in Congress to make beauty and personal care products safer for everyone by getting the toxic chemicals out, reducing unsafe chemical exposures for the most vulnerable, and making ingredient transparency the...

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...

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 cosponsored the California Toxic-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2762 – Muratsuchi,) to ban 24 of the most toxic chemicals on the planet from beauty and...

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 the California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020 (SB 312 – Leyva), signed into law in October of 2020, to require cosmetics companies to publicly disclose toxic fragrance and flavor ingredients...
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