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January 21, 2021

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Breast Cancer
Posted on January 21, 2021 In this episode, Breast Cancer Action’s Environmental Health Consultant Heather Sarantis interviews Dr. Barbara Cohn, the lead research principal investigator of the study “Linking Neighborhood and Individual Adverse Childhood Exp [...] READ MORE

November 17, 2020

The NCI Must Include Environmental Exposures in Information About Breast Cancer Risk
November 17, 2020 Delivered via email. Also available in PDF format.  Dr. Norman E. Sharpless, Director, (norman.sharpless@nih.gov) National Cancer Institute 9609 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD 20850 CC: Douglas R. Lowy, M.D. NCI P [...] READ MORE

November 10, 2020

The Fossil Fuel to Breast Cancer Pipeline
Posted on November 10, 2020 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 [...] READ MORE

October 21, 2020

What the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures
Posted on October 21, 2020 In recent decades researchers have identified more than 200 chemical exposures that may increase the risk for breast cancer. Despite these scientific advances, the country’s primary cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute ( [...] READ MORE

September 17, 2020

The Fossil Fueled Health Crisis
Posted on September 17, 2020 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 b [...] READ MORE

August 23, 2020

Fossil Fuel Infographics
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August 04, 2020

Stop Fossil Fuels Factsheet
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October 17, 2019

3M’s Post-its Peel Off But PFAS Are Forever
Posted on October 17, 2019 Join our conversation with Sharon Lerner, award-winning investigative journalist, who’s written a powerful and groundbreaking series on PFAS. Learn about these toxic chemicals used in every day products, first developed by c [...] READ MORE

October 04, 2019

Say Never to Forever Chemicals
Posted on October 4, 2019 Karuna and Jayla Burton, Breast Cancer Action’s Program Officer, take you behind the scenes of our 2019 Think Before You Pink® campaign. Why is Breast Cancer Action targeting corporate giant 3M in this year’s campaign? What’s wrong w [...] READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Breast Cancer Action Tells Ford Motor Company to Help Put the Brakes on the Breast Cancer Epidemic
For Immediate Release Contact: Kira Jones Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x 15 ksjones@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 1, 2018) –  Today Breast Cancer Action, the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, launched their “Put the Br [...] READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Breast Cancer Action’s “Knot Our Pink Ribbon” Campaign Demands Estée Lauder Stop the Betrayal
For immediate release October 2, 2017 Contact: Kira Jones, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 | ksjones@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Today, Breast Cancer Action, respected watchdog organization of the breast cancer movement, launched their “ [...] READ MORE

August 24, 2017

Toxic’s Still Not Tasty: Oil Wastewater and Your Food
Posted on August 24, 2017 What do oil production, agriculture, and breast cancer all have in common? Watch our free webinar to find out! Last year, our Think Before You Pink® campaign called out the practice of using oil wastewater to irrigate crops. We [...] READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Breast Cancer Action Demands Agricultural Companies Stop Selling Pink Ribbon Citrus While Irrigating Food Crops With Oil Wastewater
For immediate release October 4, 2016 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x22 · ccarmody@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, expressed outrage ov [...] READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Know the facts about breast cancer risks, fracking, and dangerous drilling
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July 21, 2016

Breast Cancer Organization to March Outside the DNC
For immediate release July 19th 2016 Contact: Joyce Bichler, Deputy Director (650) 544-4559 jbichler@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the national watchdog for the breast cancer movement, will be leading a march in the [...] READ MORE

March 08, 2016

Communities Impacted by Fracking Coast to Coast
Posted on March 8, 2016 Communities across the U.S. are experiencing first-hand the health harms of fracking and other extreme forms of oil and gas extraction. The short-term health harms include asthma, nosebleeds and headaches and with 25% of chemicals [...] READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Environmental Exposures: Why Timing is Critical
Posted on January 29, 2016 Everyday toxic chemicals are bad for all of us, but there are periods in our lives when toxic chemicals have an even bigger impact on our health. These “windows of susceptibility” (for example, puberty and in utero) provide clues ab [...] READ MORE

October 28, 2015

What’s Hiding in Your Cosmetics?
Posted on October 28, 2015 On this webinar, attendees can learn more about the October 2015 Think Before You Pink® campaign, Poison Isn't Pretty, why we need stronger federal oversite to prevent toxic chemicals in personal care products, and what you can do t [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients
For immediate release October 1, 2015 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 x22 · ccarmody@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Breast Cancer Ac [...] READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Breast Cancer Action Honors Acclaimed Ecologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber With Barbara Brenner Hell Raiser Award
For immediate release August 20, 2015 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer - ccarmody@bcaction.org – 415.243.9301, ext. 22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, announced tod [...] READ MORE

February 02, 2015

Female Firefighters and Breast Cancer Risk
Posted on February 2, 2015 Cancer rates are higher among firefighters than the general population. And women firefighters in San Francisco are specifically concerned about the number of younger women in their ranks facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Simply [...] READ MORE

October 08, 2014

Susan G. Komen Partners With Global Fracking Corporation to Launch “Benzene and Formaldehyde for the Cure®”
For immediate release October 8th, 2014 Contact:  Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org San Francisco, CA – Breast Cancer Action today thanked Susan G. Komen and Baker Hughes for partnering on the most ludicrous piece of p [...] READ MORE

June 18, 2014

Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Growing Evidence
Posted on June 18, 2014 We’re exposed to dozens of synthetic chemicals every day, and there is growing evidence linking breast cancer to some of these toxic chemicals. This webinar explored important questions about breast cancer and the environment, i [...] READ MORE

February 19, 2014

The Ecology of Breast Cancer with Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Posted on February 19, 2014 Dr. Schettler is a leading voice in understanding how we interact with our environment and the impact it has on our health. He joined us to discuss the insights and analysis of his new book The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2013

Breast Cancer Action Declares “Toxic Time Is Up” & Calls for End to Pinkwashing through Chemical Regulation
For immediate release October 1, 2013 Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301, x.16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement, today announced its 2013 [...] READ MORE

August 02, 2013

What’s the Big Idea? Environmental Exposures and the State of Chemical Reform Policy
Posted on August 2, 2013 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 [...] READ MORE

April 30, 2013

Fracking and Its Connection to Breast Cancer
Posted on April 30, 2013 In the grossly under-regulated fracking industry, industry sponsored loopholes as well as a lack of common sense in both federal and state laws, leaves us all vulnerable to the health risks of fracking. Breast Cancer Action is [...] READ MORE

April 05, 2013

Breast Cancer Action Takes on Fracking’s Health Harms
Posted on April 5, 2013 By Annie Sartor, BCAction Policy and Campaigns Coordinator Introduction Last fall, a short article published in a small town Oklahoma newspaper caught our attention. The article described an oil and natural gas drilling rig that [...] READ MORE

November 30, 2012

Toxic Cosmetics Part 2: Demanding Stronger Regulation
Posted on November 30, 2012 This webinar featured two of our partners—the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and the Environmental Working Group, and follows up on our similar webinar last year,  "Toxic Cosmetics: What Consumers Don’t Know About Thei [...] READ MORE

November 19, 2012

Chesapeake Energy Doesn’t Fracking Get It
Posted on November 19. 2012 Chesapeake Energy and its subsidiary Nomac Drilling have nominated themselves for worst pinkwasher of the year. In case you missed it last week, Nomac Drilling has been promoting ”breast cancer awareness” by wrapping a new dril [...] READ MORE

November 15, 2012

What the Frack? Drill Rig Goes Pink(washing) for Breast Cancer
Posted on November 15, 2012 By Annie Sartor, BCAction Policy and Campaigns Coordinator If you thought pink KFC buckets of fried chicken was as bad as pinkwashing could get, we’ve got news for you. Turns out Nomac Drilling, the second largest natural g [...] READ MORE

November 01, 2012

Why Fracking Must Be Banned
  Posted on November 1, 2012 Editor’s note: Sandra Steingraber is an acclaimed ecologist and author who explores the links between human rights and the environment, with a focus on chemical contamination. Sandra is actively working to ban hydraulic fr [...] READ MORE

March 01, 2012

Protecting Our Health and Environment: Uniting to Change U.S. Chemical Policy
Posted on March 1, 2012 On this webinar you will learn how legislative chemical reform affects you, your family and your community, and how to advocate for change that will protect all of our health. There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market [...] READ MORE

January 01, 2012

New Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Briefing for Advocates
Posted on January 1, 2012 Breast Cancer Action’s executive director, Karuna Jaggar presented joined by Janet Ackerman, Research Assistant at the Silent Spring Institute on Jan 24th and joined by Ruthann Rudel, MS, Director of Research at the Silent Spring I [...] READ MORE

December 08, 2011

Breast Cancer Action says IOM Report misses important opportunities to turn the tide on the epidemic
For immediate releaseDecember 7th, 2011 Contact:  Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement, responded with disappointment [...] READ MORE

November 01, 2011

Toxic Cosmetics: What’s in Your Personal Care Products and What You Can Do About It
Posted on November 1, 2011 Co-hosted by Nneka Leiba, Senior Analyst with the Environmental Working Group and Mia Davis, Organizing Director with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Through this webinar you'll learn: A brief summary of the problem with [...] READ MORE

September 27, 2011

Breast Cancer Action’s “Raise a Stink!” campaign urges a halt to pinkwashing
For immediate release September 27th, 2011 Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301, x.16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement, today announced their “Raise a S [...] READ MORE

November 02, 2010

Breast Cancer Message Barred in Eli Lilly’s Hometown
For Immediate Release Contacts: Angela Wall, Ph.D. Office: 415.243.9301 x16. Cell:  415.596.9687 Kimberly Irish, J.D. Office: 415-243-9301 x 11 Cell:  415.823.7901 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) learned today that its efforts to deliver a [...] READ MORE

April 20, 2010

Breast Cancer Action Calls Shame on KFC’s Pink Buckets Campaign
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September 22, 2009

BCA Confronts Eli Lilly, Demands they Stop Milking Cancer
For Immediate Release Contact: Kasha Ho: 415-243-9301 ext. 11 CANCER ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION CONFRONTS THE SOURCE OF rBGH, DEMANDS PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT ELI LILLY STOP “MILKING CANCER” Breast Cancer Action Challenges Pharma Giant’s Marketing of the Artif [...] READ MORE

February 09, 2009

Breast Cancer Action Victorious in Yoplait “Pinkwashing” Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Richard Leiter 415.243.9301 SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA)—the highly-regarded watchdog of the breast cancer movement—today announced the success of its campaign to have General Mills remove the cance [...] READ MORE

September 24, 2008

Breast Cancer Action Targets Yoplait In “Think Before You Pink” Campaign; Calls For Yogurt Without Artificial Hormones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard Leiter 415.243.9301 “Think Before You Pink” campaign warns of “pinkwashing”. SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Breast Cancer Action—the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement—announced the rollout of its 2008 “Think Befo [...] READ MORE