The Breast Cancer Fund identifies – and advocates for elimination of – the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease.
The Breast Cancer Fund is dedicated to exposing the environmental causes of the disease and acting to protect people from these cancer risks. Our work is to stop this disease before it starts.
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.
Contributors to this blog include staff members Shannon Coughlin, Marisa Walker, Carly Chomer and Breast Cancer Fund CEO Jeanne Rizzo. Feel free to comment on any of our posts, or send us a question. You can also visit our Web site at www.breastcancerfund.org to learn more, take action, join us for an event or sign up for our e-newsletter.
The Breast Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in San Francisco.