Posts with Type: Fact Sheet

Air Pollution and Breast Cancer

At a Glance A hazardous air pollutant (HAP) or toxic air contaminant (TAC) is a chemical that causes cancer, reproductive harm, or other serious health effects resulting in disease and death. [1] Few studies have examined breast cancer risk from air toxics among...

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...

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...

Johnson and Johnson’s Toxic Talc: A Timeline Toward Victory

At a Glance On August 11, 2022, Johnson & Johnson announced they will stop the global sale of talc-based baby powder and finally transition to a safer corn-starch based formula for all its customers by 2023. This victory is a long time coming and is the result of...

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...

Food Safety Loophole Allows Secret Toxic Chemicals in Our Food

At a Glance Federal food safety law contains a major loophole that allows harmful chemicals in our food. The Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) provision, which permits common chemicals like salt or nutmeg to by-pass FDA safety reviews, has become the procedural...

Ban PFAS in Textiles (CA AB1817-Ting)

At a Glance The California Safer Clothes and Textiles Act (AB 1817), authored by Assemblymember Ting and co-sponsored by BCPP, makes clothing and textiles safer for all of us by banning the sale of clothes, outdoor gear, and other textiles containing toxic PFAS...

Breastfeeding

At a Glance Breastfeeding protects mothers against all types of breast cancer, as it causes protective physiological changes in the breast. The longer one breastfeeds, the greater the protective benefit. However, social, cultural and economic factors discourage and...

Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act

At a Glance The Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2023 (Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) & Rep. Matsui (D-CA)) This bill would require the disclosure of the secret, unlabeled, and often toxic fragrance and flavor chemicals in our personal care...

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