Angelina Jolie Announces Preventative Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie recently disclosed that she had a double mastectomy in the hope of preventing breast cancer. The genetic mutation BRCA1 left her with an exceedingly high risk for developing the disease. But her condition is rare. Only about 5%-10% of breast cancer cases can be attributed to inherited genetic mutations (including BRCA1, BRCA2 and … Read more

Time to Rethink Pink – Cape Cod Times

Recently, The Cape Cod Times published an article titled “Time to Rethink Pink.” It discusses the overflow of pink ribbons from October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (or as we call it, Breast Cancer Industry Month) into May for Mother’s Day. However, this article sheds some positive light on the issue indicating that prevention-oriented and … Read more

European Study Finds Toxins in Consumer Products

A study conducted by the British environmental group, ClientEarth, tested various consumer products for five endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), or hormone-altering chemicals that have been linked with cancer, reproductive problems, and other negative health consequences. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, did a similar product-testing study in 2012 looking for many of the same chemicals … Read more

Safe Chemicals Act Re-introduced to Congress Last Week

Yesterday Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced the federal Safe Chemicals Act of 2013. If passed, this bill would reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 to repair some of its flaws. It would require that chemical manufacturers prove their chemicals are safe before they go on the market. Additionally, it … Read more

National Campaign for Consumer Safety Begins Today!

Environment and health groups across the country have launched a new campaign for consumer safety.  Using a list of over 100 chemicals of concern, groups are targeting major retailers to reformulate consumer products.  The full list of chemicals (including BPA, PVC and others) was sent to 10 companies yesterday along with a letter signed by … Read more