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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)

At a Glance The California Safer Clothes and Textiles Act (AB 1817) introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D- San Francisco) would make 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 Four 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 new industry...

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...

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