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The Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.


The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.

We do that by tracking the science linking chemicals and radiation to breast cancer risk and, with that information in hand, advocating for strong state and federal laws that limit exposure and give people a right to know what they're putting on and in their bodies. Companies can be leaders in environmental health, too, so we've partnered with sustainable business who share our values, and pressured other companies to replace toxic chemicals in their products with safer alternatives.

Much of our work focuses on consumer products in your everyday indoor environment, like plastics, children's products, food and beverage containers and cosmetics. But the Breast Cancer Fund also supports broad change for our health, like overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act and a national health tracking program.

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The Breast Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.