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Federal Cosmetic Safety Laws

At a Glance We need a law that gives the FDA the authority to ensure personal care and cosmetic products are safe for people and the planet. BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has worked to pass meaningful, health-protective federal legislation for over a decade....

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

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...

State of the Evidence 2017

At a Glance Background: In this review, published in the journal Environmental Health, we examine the continually expanding and increasingly compelling data linking radiation and various chemicals in our environment to the current high incidence of breast cancer....

UV Filters

At a Glance You shouldn’t have to choose between skin cancer and breast cancer. Research has found that many sunscreens contain chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body, disrupt the endocrine system, and can play a significant role in breast cancer development. What...

Demand Safer Products

At a Glance Chemicals linked to cancer and other serious health problems have no place in anyone’s beauty routine. Until we can strengthen cosmetic safety laws, BCPP is calling on manufacturers and retailers of cosmetics and personal care products to remove harmful...

Safer Beauty & Cosmetics Laws

At a Glance The personal care products industry is one of the least regulated in the U.S. yet most people assume personal care products and cosmetics are safe. In reality, the U.S. cosmetic safety law is over 75 years old and gives the Food and Drug Administration...

Personal Care Products

At a glance Personal care products is an $84 billion industry, yet remains one of the least regulated in the U.S. Many of us are unaware that some chemicals in these products are linked to breast cancer, hormone disruption, infertility, and birth defects. BCPP is...