Posts with Type: Fact Sheet

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...

Federal Cosmetic Safety Laws

At a Glance We need a law that gives the FDA the authority to ensure personal care and cosmetic products are safe for people and the planet. BCPP’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has worked to pass meaningful, health-protective federal legislation for over a decade....

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...

CA Cleaning Product Right to Know Act

At a Glance We all deserve to know what ingredients are in our cleaning products so we can make educated decisions about what is safest for ourselves, our families, and employees in the workplace. The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill...

UV Filters

At a Glance You shouldn’t have to choose between skin cancer and breast cancer. Research has found that many sunscreens contain chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body, disrupt the endocrine system, and can play a significant role in breast cancer development. What...