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Air Pollution and Breast Cancer

At a Glance Air pollutants come from traffic and other sources such as gas wells, hazardous waste sites, landfills, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing plants. In addition to the traffic and particulate pollutants in the air, hazardous chemicals are also in the...

Toxic-Free Medical Devices: California AB 2300

At a Glance The California Toxic-Free Medical Devices Act (AB 2300 – Wilson) is a BCPP-sponsored bill that would ban the manufacture, sale and use of Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in IV bags and tubing in California. Bill cosponsors: BCPP, California Black...

Ending Forever Chemicals Act: California SB 903

At a Glance The California Ending Forever Chemicals Act (SB 903) introduced by Senator Nancy Skinner (D- Berkeley) would ban the use of toxic PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals in consumer products in California except where uses are proven essential. PFAS ‘forever’...

Reducing Toxics in Packaging: California AB 2761

At a Glance A new California bill, the Reducing Toxics in Packaging Act of 2024, AB 2761 (Hart), would remove two very toxic chemicals and forms of plastic from packaging sold or distributed in the state.   Bill cosponsors: BCPP, Californians Against Waste, Clean...

Water Filter Guide

Use our easy, 3-step guide to learn what’s in your drinking water and select your own home water filter.1. What’s in your drinking water?If you pay a water bill, review your Water Quality Report. Did you know that the law requires your water utility to provide...

No PFAS in Cosmetics Act

At a Glance The No PFAS in Cosmetics Act of 2023 (H.R. 6519), introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH), would ban the entire class of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ (per- and polyfluorinated...

No Toxics in Food Packaging

At a Glance The No Toxics in Food Packaging Act of 2023 H.R. 6105 (Reps. Schakowsky, D-IL, DeLauro, D-CT, and Dingell, D-MI) would ban five chemicals or classes of chemicals linked to cancer or hormone disruption from materials that come into contact with our food,...

Eliminating Toxic Problematic Plastics: California AB 1290

At a Glance A 2023 California bill, Eliminating Problematic Plastics AB 1290 (Rivas), would remove the worst toxic plastics and plastic additives from packaging sold or distributed in the state.  Bill cosponsors: BCPP, Californians Against Waste, Clean Water Action,...

Plastics

At a Glance Many people encounter toxic, cancer-causing chemicals through plastics, whether they’re aware of the health risks or not. Plastic can harm our health at every stage of its lifecycle. For example, PVC or polyvinyl chloride, a type of plastic, is made with...

California PFAS-Free Cosmetics Act (AB 2771-Friedman)

At a Glance Californians deserve protection against harmful chemicals in the personal care and beauty products they use every day. The California PFAS-Free Cosmetic Act (AB 2771) cosponsored by BCPP and authored by California Assemblymember Laura Friedman bans the...

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