What’s the Big Idea? Environmental Exposures and the State of Chemical Reform Policy


With more than 85,000 synthetic chemicals in use, expecting each of us to regulate our exposure to these chemicals through our consumer choices is an unacceptable solution. We are involuntarily exposed to chemicals and radiation on a daily basis–too often, the products we use as part of personal hygiene or household cleaning routines contain chemicals that are harmful to our health. Although there is a growing body of evidence that connects environmental toxins and breast cancer, how can we possible understand the full impact of how environmental chemicals affect our health and impact disease risk, when so many chemicals remain unregulated and untested?

Breast Cancer Action’s own Sahru Keiser, Education and Mobilization Coordinator was joined by Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., A.T.S., Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program on this webinar which covered:

  • How environmental chemicals can act as “uncontrolled medicine”
  • Endocrine disrupting effects of environmental chemicals
  • The state of chemical reform right now
  • The difference between The Safe Chemicals Act & The Chemical Safety Improvement Act
  • How you can get involved