Posts with Type: Fact Sheet

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 of 2021

At a Glance The Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2021 (Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) & Rep. Matsui (D-CA)) would require the disclosure of the secret, unlabeled, and often toxic fragrance and flavor chemical ingredients in our personal care...

Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021

At a Glance The Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021 (Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL)) would force supply chain transparency so that cosmetic companies can get the information they need from upstream suppliers to be able to make safer products.  This bill is part of...

Toxic-Free Beauty Act of 2021

At a Glance The Toxic-Free Beauty Act of 2021 (Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX)) would ban 11 of the most hazardous chemicals and the entire class of PFAS “forever” chemicals from beauty and personal care products sold in the U.S. Banning the...

Safer Beauty Bill Package

At a Glance A suite of four new bills have been introduced in Congress to make beauty and personal care products safer for everyone by getting the toxic chemicals out, reducing unsafe chemical exposures for the most vulnerable, and making ingredient transparency the...

Alcohol: A Breast Cancer Risk Factor

At a Glance Alcohol is causally related to breast cancer, in a dose-dependent manner. Risk appears to be higher among heavy drinkers and binge drinkers, but even light drinkers have elevated risk compared to non-drinkers. Few studies have explored whether these...

California Safer Food Packaging and Cookware Act (AB 1200)

At a Glance The BCPP cosponsored California Safer Food Packaging & Cookware Act of 2021 (AB 1200 – Ting), was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom October 5, 2021.  The bill: Bans paper-based food packaging containing PFAS chemicals Requires cookware...

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

At a Glance These factors can increase or decrease breast cancer risk. While some factors increase the risk of breast cancer, others are protective, meaning they reduce breast cancer risk. Factors that influence breast cancer risk include: Lifestyle factors like diet...

Race, Power, and Inequities

At a Glance Breast cancer incidence is not distributed equally among different ethnic or racial communities or groups, due to a number of complex, often interrelated factors. For example, Black women are twice as likely as White women to be diagnosed with...
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