P&G: Remove Toxic Chemicals

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics calls for Proctor & Gamble, parent company to Cover Girl, Max Factor and other top brands, to take action against breast cancer by removing chemicals linked to the disease from their products.  The company made a commitment to breast cancer through donations to early detection.  We ask them to stop breast […]

Mammary Carcinogens Database

Silent Spring Institute conducted a comprehensive review of chemicals associated with breast cancer and came up with a list of 216 mammary carcinogens in use in products, manufacturing, services etc.  Browse this database by chemical category, look for common uses and take a step towards educating yourself about the chemicals we live among. We see […]

Plastics Guide

Confused about plastic? If the number in the triangle is a 3, 6, or 7, skip it. Number 3 plastics are easy to remember by the 3 letters PVC (or vinyl). This plastic often contains lead, cadmium, phthalates, and DEHA – all of which are toxic to humans. PVC makes the rounds, appearing in toys, […]

Unscented, Not Fragrance-Free

Think “unscented” means that a product doesn’t contain fragrance? Think again. Companies will often use masking fragrances to cover up chemical smells, and these fragrances may contain endocrine disrupting compounds called phthalates. Phthalates are associated with cancer, impaired fertility, and male birth defects. To avoid those chemicals, look instead for products marked “fragrance-free.”  

Pharmaceuticals in Products?

By Erin Boles, M.S.W., Interim Executive Director Did you know that BPA was originally a pharmaceutical?  Chemists originally developed the compound to act as a synthetic estrogen, later replaced by DES – now a known intergenerational carcinogen – which was determined at the time to be a more “effective” estrogen replacement therapy.  As we know, […]