Posts with Type: Article

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 and Breast Cancer

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 “State of the Evidence” 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...

Sunscreens (UV Filters)

At a Glance 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.  You shouldn’t have to choose between skin cancer and breast cancer. 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 80 years old and gives the Food and Drug Administration...

Secret Fragrance Chemicals

At a Glance Almost half of the personal care products on the market today contain the ingredient “fragrance” – a word that acts as a catchall for a mixture of dozens of individual ingredients. Fragrance suppliers have enjoyed special protections for decades,...

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...

Chemical Policy Reform

At a glance We are exposed to a mix of hundreds of chemicals from multiple sources daily. Scientists have identified over 300 chemicals in people, showing that what’s around us also gets in us. These chemicals are regulated by a constellation of federal agencies...

1,3-Butadiene

At a Glance 1,3-butadiene is a chemical processed from petroleum.[1] It is most commonly used in the production of rubber. 1,3-butadiene has been listed as a human carcinogen by the National Toxicology Program and by the Environmental Protection Agency.[2],[3] What is...
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