What Toxic Chemicals are in Your Cosmetics?

What Toxic Cosmetics Are in This Look Good, Feel Better Bag?

BreastCancerAction is telling the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society that “Poison Isn’t Pretty.” @BCAction demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Look Good, Feel Better is a program run by the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society; they hold free workshops that give beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment—support that some women understandably value while facing a cancer diagnosis.

The downside? Many of the products offered to women in Look Good, Feel Better make-up kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk and some of the chemicals may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment.

Demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Sources and more information

  • What Toxic Cosmetics Are in This Look Good, Feel Better Bag (And Also On a Store Shelf Near You)?, BC Action blog, October 8, 2015.
  • Poison Isn’t Pretty, BC Action campaign brief.
  • Poison Isn’t Pretty, BC Action press release.
  • Our videos and posts tagged Safe Cosmetics.

What Known Carcinogen are in Your Cosmetics?

What Toxic Cosmetics Are in This Look Good, Feel Better Bag?

BreastCancerAction is telling the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society that “Poison Isn’t Pretty.” @BCAction demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Look Good, Feel Better is a program run by the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society; they hold free workshops that give beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment—support that some women understandably value while facing a cancer diagnosis.

The downside? Many of the products offered to women in Look Good, Feel Better make-up kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk and some of the chemicals may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment.

Demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Sources and more information

  • What Toxic Cosmetics Are in This Look Good, Feel Better Bag (And Also On a Store Shelf Near You)?, BC Action blog, October 8, 2015.
  • Poison Isn’t Pretty, BC Action campaign brief.
  • Poison Isn’t Pretty, BC Action press release.
  • Our videos and posts tagged Safe Cosmetics.

How invalid messages about screening mammography can be detrimental to women

Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening

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Download and print a PDF – Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening.

This post content was published by APHA, the American Public Health Association: For science. For action. For health

The goal of breast cancer screening is to prevent women from dying from breast cancer, and for thirty years we have been told by industry that regular mammograms will save our lives. Current science shows that screening mammograms do not reduce the number of women who die from breast cancer and comes with significant harms including false positives, overdiagnosis and overtreatment. Many mainstream public health and breast cancer organizations have neglected to update their positions and educational materials with these evidence-based changes. How can we hold these national organizations accountable for pushing a scientifically invalid message?

Conveying information in an accessible and visually engaging way, the brochure, Should I Have A Mammogram: Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening, is designed to provide important evidence based information for women at “average risk”. As women evaluate their health decisions, they must have access to unbiased information, free from conflict of interest and without the heavy thumb of vested interests tipping the balance. Download and print a PDF.

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When Carcinogenic Cosmetics are sold to Breast Cancer Victims…

Read Alice’s full story and join her in TAKING ACTION

BreastCancerAction is telling the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society that “Poison Isn’t Pretty.” @BCAction demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Look Good, Feel Better is a program run by the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society; they hold free workshops that give beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment—support that some women understandably value while facing a cancer diagnosis.

The downside? Many of the products offered to women in Look Good, Feel Better make-up kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk and some of the chemicals may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment.

Demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Sources and more information

Finding Toxic Chemicals linked to Cancer in my Given Cosmetics

Read Katy’s full story and join her in TAKING ACTION

BreastCancerAction is telling the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society that “Poison Isn’t Pretty.” @BCAction demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Look Good, Feel Better is a program run by the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society; they hold free workshops that give beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment—support that some women understandably value while facing a cancer diagnosis.

The downside? Many of the products offered to women in Look Good, Feel Better make-up kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk and some of the chemicals may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment.

Demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Sources and more information

Should I Get a Mammogram?

Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening

Should-I-Have-A-Mammogram
Download and print a PDF – Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening.

The banner statement (…screening to prevent…) is also misguiding because a screening cannot prevent anything, but only detect.
In order to prevent breast cancer to happen, steps must be taken before a screening detects anything… or it’s another story…

BC Action brochure – ©2014 – provides information about routine screening mammography for women at average risk of breast cancer who do not have a significant family history of breast cancer, have not been diagnosed with breast cancer, and have no other known risk factors.

  • USES OF MAMMOGRAPHY
  • THE FALSE PROMISE OF EARLY DETECTION
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • UNDERSTANDING THE HARMS OF SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY
  • WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Should I Get a Mammogram? Understanding the Harms and Benefits of Routine Breast Cancer Screening: download and print a PDF.

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Poison is not Pretty

Cosmetic industry must stop pinkwashing and start protecting our health

BreastCancerAction is telling the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society that “Poison Isn’t Pretty.” @BCAction demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Look Good, Feel Better is a program run by the Personal Care Products Council and the American Cancer Society; they hold free workshops that give beauty tips and complimentary makeup kits to women in cancer treatment—support that some women understandably value while facing a cancer diagnosis.

The downside? Many of the products offered to women in Look Good, Feel Better make-up kits contain chemicals linked to increased cancer risk and some of the chemicals may actually interfere with breast cancer treatment.

Demand these multi-million dollar industry giants stop pinkwashing and start protecting women’s health.

Sources and more information

Toxic Time is Up!

Sign Breast Cancer Action’s Petition

Think Before You Pink®: Toxic Time Is Up!
Demand an end to toxic pinkwashing

Take a stand to protect all of us from toxic chemicals that are making us sick, because the manufacturers of pink ribbon products certainly won’t.

If you think chemicals should be proven safe before entering the marketplace – and our bodies – then join Breast Cancer Action’s campaigns and demand an end to toxic pinkwashing.

Chemical Safety Improvement Act does not go Nearly Far Enough

Only 200 of the over 100,000 chemicals used and produced in the US were tested for safety

Chemical Safety Improvement Act Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough
Annie Sartor from Breast Cancer Action

Interesting update on the Chemical Policy Reform. Is it really too much asking that the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the products we purchase don’t cause breast cancer or other health harms?

Read Chemical Safety Improvement Act Doesn’t Go Nearly Far Enough
by Annie Sartor, Policy and Campaigns Coordinator, Breast Cancer Action