We all know that the best medicine is prevention. Especially when it comes to cancer.
As a cancer survivor I know it firsthand: once the genie is out of the bottle it’s not easy to tame it. But genies and cancer are fed by our environment and choices. I realized it once I started investigating the potential factors contributing to my own condition. I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 38 years old. There was no cancer history in my family. I was an active young woman, a vegetarian, a yoga therapist. But one thing I hadn’t realized was the harmful impact of hormone disruptors and other toxics hiding in products that I’ve exposed myself to on a daily basis!
This is why we are so excited that Clearya is joining forces with Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP), the California based nonprofit environmental health organization.
In the last 28 years, BCPP has been meticulously fighting for exposing and eliminating the environmental risk factors for breast cancer. Translating science into policy and advocacy, BCPP had co-founded the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and has been a driving force in public health achievements such as securing the U.S. FDA ban on BPA in baby bottles, the federal ban on phthalates in kids toys and childcare articles, legislation protecting beauty salon workers by mandating the disclosure of toxic ingredients in professional beauty products, a law requiring the disclosing of once-secret cleaning product ingredients, and so much more.
The Clearya app and browser extension are free: after all, isn’t health a birthright for everyone? Yet we need funding for enhancing Clearya further: we’re on a mission to empower more people, analyze more shops and products, make the app as helpful as we can, and contribute to the science and advocacy that impacts beyond Clearya’s direct users.
We’re especially thankful that BCPP has now become Clearya’s Fiscal Sponsor, which means you can now donate to Clearya through BCPP’s donation platform, and help us in this mission.
There’s a long journey ahead, and couldn’t be happier taking the next steps with BCPP on our side!