Posts with Type: Fact Sheet

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)

At a Glance The California Safer Clothes and Textiles Act (AB 1817) introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D- San Francisco) would make 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 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 H.R. 5539 (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...

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 Four 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 new industry...

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...

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