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about breast cancer
In just a generation we've witnessed a 40-percent increase in incidents of breast cancer. With more scientific evidence emerging practically daily, it's clear that our exposure to toxic chemicals and radiation are connected to our breast cancer risk, making the prioritization of prevention critical. We know that most people diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease, and that exposure to toxic chemicals in our air, water and everyday products play an important role in increasing risk.
about the Breast Cancer Fund
While there is great public awareness of breast cancer with pink ribbons covering everything from makeup bottles to fracking drills the emphasis has been on screening, treatment and searches for a cure. The Breast Cancer Fund is working to change that through prevention: to changing the odds so that far fewer people will ever have to experience this disease in the first place. Their mission is to PREVENT breast cancer by eliminating exposures to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.
how your clicks turn into donations
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how your clicks help prevent breast cancer
The Breast Cancer Fund works to prevent breast cancer, and donations are used to implement real change: seventy-eight percent of the organization's income goes directly to programmatic work. Here%u2019s a snapshot of that work:
. Demanding cosmetics without cancer
Cancer-causing chemicals are present in many different types and brands of cosmetics and personal care products found on store shelves across America. Our Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is working to get the world%u2019s multinational cosmetics giants to stop using chemicals identified as carcinogens in cosmetics and personal care products. Learn more.
. Putting breast cancer out of work & protecting firefighters
The Breast Cancer Fund is working with scientists, advocates and female firefighters on a study of exposure to chemicals linked to breast cancer. Cancer rates among firefighters across the country have risen dramatically, and results from this study are expected to help make fighting fires safer.
. Keeping toxic chemicals out of our bodies and our food
Modern food production methods have opened major avenues of exposure to environmental carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting compounds. Pesticides sprayed on crops, antibiotics used on poultry, and hormones given to cattle expose consumers involuntarily to contaminants that become part of our bodies. The Breast Cancer Fund is working to pass laws that protect consumers and build consumer demand for safer products.