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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...

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...

Cleaning Products

At a Glance Are the products we use to clean our homes and workplaces—dish soaps, laundry detergents, disinfectants, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, stain removers, air fresheners, all-purpose cleaners, and more—truly safe? When we breathe in a fresh scent, most of...

Market Actions on BPA

At a Glance BCPP has been at the forefront of educating the public and policymakers about the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA) since 2006. The visibility and pressure created by BCPP and allies, along with emerging science, has brought BPA to the forefront of the federal...

BPA Laws and Regulations

At a Glance Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogenic chemical used in products such as soft plastics, thermal cash-register receipts, and dental sealants. We get most of our exposure to this chemical by eating canned food—the cans are lined with BPA which leaches into the...

Food Packaging

At a Glance Our regulatory system governing the use of chemicals in food packaging falls far short of ensuring that these chemicals are safe. We know from research studies that chemicals present in food packaging routinely leach into food and enter people’s bodies. In...

Mixtures & Interactions

At a Glance In our everyday lives, we are exposed to multiple repeated low doses of the same chemical and also to mixtures of exposures that may act together to increase risk of disease, including breast cancer. The social and biological contexts in which those...

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