Posts with Type: Fact Sheet

Male Breast Cancer

At a Glance Men can get breast cancer. Breast cancer is very uncommon in males compared to females. Breast cancer affects the same breast organ and tissue in males as in females. Overview What is male breast cancer? The tumor arises in the same organ and tissue in...

CA Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act

At a Glance BCPP is cosponsoring a CA bill, the California Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2019 (SB574 – Leyva), that requires cosmetics companies to report toxic fragrance or flavor ingredients to the California Safe Cosmetics...

African American Women and Breast Cancer

At a Glance African American women face both disproportionate exposure to breast carcinogens and the highest risk of serious health impacts from the disease. We’ve put together a fact sheet to help you understand the current stats, product types to avoid, and...

Right to Know: Exposing Toxic Fragrance Chemicals Report

Did you know that dozens, sometimes even hundreds, of chemicals can hide under one little word – “fragrance” – on the product labels of beauty and personal care products? And that the F word could lead to serious health consequences. What exactly is hiding...

Fragrance

At a Glance Fragrance or ‘parfum’ can consist of any of approximately 4,000 chemicals used by the fragrance industry to formulate scents for use in personal care products, cleaning products, perfumes, and home care products. Many fragrance chemicals are...

BCPP’s Red List of Chemicals of Concern

At a Glance BCPP’s Red List serves as the basis for a restricted substances list of chemicals that a brand, company or manufacturer prohibits or restricts from use in their beauty, personal care, or cleaning products. The adoption of such a list of restricted...

National Cosmetic Safety Reform

At a Glance The antiquated U.S. law governing personal care and beauty products allows chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects, hormone disruption, learning disabilities, and reproductive harm in the products we use every day. The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care...

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...

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...

You have Successfully Subscribed!