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California Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act (AB 1200)

At a Glance BCPP is cosponsoring the California Safer Food Packaging & Cookware Act of 2021 (AB 1200 – Ting), introduced in February 2021.  The bill: Bans paper-based food packaging containing PFAS chemicals Requires cookware manufacturers to disclose the presence...

Alcohol

At a Glance Alcohol consumption increases risk for breast cancer, as demonstrated by a large body of research. The more one drinks, the higher the risk, and even light drinking increases risk. Research on interactions between alcohol consumption and other lifestyle...

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 2019 (SB 312 – Leyva), signed into law in October of 2020, to require cosmetics companies to publicly disclose toxic fragrance and flavor ingredients...

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...

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