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Breast Cancer Action LogoLooking back and moving forward

By Marj Plumb, DrPH, Interim Executive Director July 2020 to January 2021, and Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director, March 2011 to June 2020 2020 was a year that reminded us all why Breast Cancer Action’s uncompromising health justice work is so important—even while... Read more
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BCAction Year End Giving. Text reads Give Today Donate.Our Independence Sets Us Apart – Join Us

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Officer Breast Cancer Action was started thirty years ago by a handful of women, living with and dying from breast cancer, who saw breast cancer not as an individual problem but as a public health crisis requiring systemic solutions. Since... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Fossil Fuel to Breast Cancer Pipeline

Health risks from fossil fuels touch almost every aspect of our lives. In addition to vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions, a wide range of everyday products are made from fossil fuel-based chemicals, including cosmetic products, pesticides, and plastics. In this episode, The... Read more
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This image announces the date and time of the webinar, "The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis." The Zoom webinar will take place Tuesday, September 15 2020 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.You’re invited to The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis Webinar

By Zoë Christopher, Resource Liaison We are so excited about our upcoming webinar, The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis, and it’s only one week away! To learn about the connection between fossil fuels and breast cancer risk, please register now to join us on Tuesday, September... Read more
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This image announces the date and time of the webinar, "The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis." The Zoom webinar will take place Tuesday, September 15 2020 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.Webinar: The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis

Written By: Jayla Burton, Program Officer Every year in the U.S., more than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with breast cancer—a number that continues to rise. Many of these people have no family history of the disease, which raises the question “What causes... Read more
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Breast Cancer and Fossil Fuels – Illustrated!

Written By: Tibby Reas Hinderlie Every year in the U.S., more than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with breast cancer. Many of these people have no family history of the disease, which raises the question “What causes breast cancer?” Research increasingly... Read more
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Single Use Plastics: Protection During a Pandemic or Fuel for the Breast Cancer Epidemic?

Written By: Emily Noronha Stuffed between couch cushions, piling up on curbs, or blowing about in the wind I see the same things: floods of THANK YOU plastic bags, greasy take-out containers, and neon pink straws. For years I have been trying to reduce my use of plastic as... Read more
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Why we must stop cancer-causing fossil fuels

Written By: Jayla Burton, Program Officer Do you think breast cancer and the global addiction to fossil fuel are two separate crises? Think again. The use of fossil fuels not only contributes to climate change, but exposures also increase our risk of... Read more
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BCAction at a rally holding signs that read "Governor Newsom Stand Up to Big Oil."Stand Against the Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis

Written By: Tibby Reas Hinderlie Governor Gavin Newsom has talked a good talk about the importance of addressing the health harms of fossil fuels, but talk is not enough. He must act to stop the fossil-fueled cancer crisis. Instead, Governor Newsom quietly issued 48... Read more
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Dear California: Fossil Fuels are Fueling a Public Health Crisis

Fossil fuel production is fueling the cancer and climate crisis -- and threatening our health and our communities. Read more
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