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2012-09-18 23:01:22

Join Deepak Chopra, Seventh Generation and Breast Cancer Fund Via Livestream: Discussion on Toxins Found in Common Household Products Burlington, VT and New York, NY (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 Deepak Chopra, John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation and Jeanne Rizzo, CEO, The Breast Cancer Fund will discuss the importance of removing toxins from our lives on Wednesday, September 19th at 10:30 a.m. (EST) — 11:30 a.m. via Livestream. Green-living guru Sara Snow will moderate the session....

2011-11-21 18:00:00

Nurture My Body, a provider of certified organic products, has announced that it will donate 2% of all retail sales of its fragrance free skin care products to the Breast Cancer Fund. Rainier, WA (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Nurture My Body is proud to announce that from Thanksgiving through the end of the 2011 Holiday Season, the Company will donate 2% of all retail sales of its fragrance free skin care products to the Breast Cancer Fund at http://breastcancerfund.org/. Each one of the...

Research Finds BPA In Canned Foods Marketed To Children
2011-09-22 05:11:12

  The Breast Cancer Fund announced on Wednesday that research indicates bisphenol A (BPA) has been found in canned soups marketed to children. The soups tested were Campbell´s Disney Princess Cool Shapes shaped pasta with chicken and chicken broth, which had 148 ppb of BPA while Campbell´s SpaghettiOs with meatballs had a concentration of 10 ppb. Other brands tested included Earth´s Best, Annie´s Homegrown and Chef Boyardee, according to AFP eight of the twelve...

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2011-03-30 15:00:00

A new study has found that exposure to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) through canned foods and other food packaging can be significantly reduced with simple dietary changes. BPA is found in shatterproof plastics and in the liner of metal food cans, and studies have shown that it can leach from plastic and cans into food. The chemical is associated with health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and infertility. "Food packaging is the major source of people's exposure to...

2010-10-01 09:28:00

Scientists, health advocates call for national breast cancer prevention plan SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A report released today by the Breast Cancer Fund presents a comprehensive summary of the scientific data on the environmental causes of breast cancer. The report catalogues the growing evidence linking breast cancer to synthetic hormones in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and meat; pesticides in food; solvents in household cleaning products; BPA in food containers;...

2010-05-06 13:35:00

Statement From Breast Cancer Fund CEO Jeanne Rizzo SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the President's Cancer Panel, which reports directly to President Obama and informs the agenda of the National Cancer Program, issued a watershed report, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now. Here is a statement from Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund (www.breastcancerfund.org), the leading non-profit organization working to eliminate the environmental...

2009-12-11 09:36:00

Immediate action needed to protect public while agency finalizes safety review SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been almost two weeks since the Food and Drug Administration missed its deadline to announce the results of a new safety assessment of the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, and each day more newborn babies and pregnant women are left unprotected from this hormone-disrupting compound linked to breast cancer and birth defects. About 125,000 babies...

2009-08-03 16:12:00

Mass. Department of Public Health cautions pregnant women and children to avoid BPA exposure SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Breast Cancer Fund: Today the Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a public health advisory on bisphenol A, or BPA, warning pregnant and breastfeeding women and children up to two years old to avoid exposure to the chemical. This landmark warning about BPA's toxicity is expected to influence...

2008-08-14 21:00:23

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Shannon Coughlin of Breast Cancer Fund, +1-415-336- 2246, scoughlin@breastcancerfund.org Majormilestonereachedforchildrenshealthandforchemicalregulation WASHINGTON,Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --President Bush signed a federal bill today that bans six toxic phthalates from childrens products. His signature bolsters Congress overwhelming support for this legislation, and sends a clear message that toxic chemicals have no place in toys. The phthalate...


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