Breast Cancer Action wants to

End the breast cancer epidemic.

Here at BCAction, we refuse corporate funding from companies that profit from or contribute to cancer.

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Breast Cancer strikes one in eight women over the course of their lifetime. Unknowingly, we are exposed to harmful chemicals, including known carcinogens, in every-day products such as shampoo, toys and cleaning supplies. Instead of getting to the root causes of cancer, some companies sell pink ribbon products to raise money - and some of these products include hazardous chemicals linked to…

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We were deeply saddened and disgusted after news broke this week that four major cancer charities were complete scams. Yet, we know that while these are extreme cases, sadly, many mainstream cancer charities take part in profit cycles often by partnering with corporations that fuel cancer rates—effectively keeping themselves in business by doing nothing to reduce the number of people who get…

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Senator Boxer is the Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, which is tasked with updating the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). This law is extremely outdated and fails to protect all of us from the many hazardous chemicals that are in the products that we use every day. On Monday, November 4th Breast Cancer Action staff will deliver the petitions that we have already…

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What type of shampoo do you use? Do you ever wonder how it has become acceptable for parents to use chemical-based 409 in places where…Read More

Study Finds Cancer-Causing Chemical in Nearly 100 Shampoos and Soaps

PRODUCT BRAND NAME COMPANY RETAILER Classic clean shampoo (for all hair types) Prell Ultimark Products Walgreens Medicated Conditioning Shampoo MG217 Lake Consumer Products Rite Aid Daily Shampoo American Crew Classic American Crew Kmart Olive Oil Shampoo Organics by Africa’s Best House of Cheatham Glamour Beauty Supply Caprice (Acti-Ceramidas…Read More
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The evidence is mounting so high, it might just topple over - BPA is linked to breast cancer! Check out USA Today's piece on BPA and breast…Read More

Researchers raise concerns about BPA and breast cancer

Doctors sound alarm about prenatal health hazards. The linings of some metal cans have the chemical BPA.(Photo: Tim Loehrke, USA TODAY)Story HighlightsBPA, or bisphenol A, was developed as a synthetic estrogen but is now widely used in plasticManufacturers have removed BPA from baby bottles and formula containersBPA remains widely used in the…Read More
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