Students Advocate Against Cancer-Causing Chemicals in “Pink” Products

Daily 49er

October 29, 2013

Choice U.S.A., the organization, set up a table in front of the Liberal Arts building 5 on Tuesday to gather signatures for a petition aimed to update the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976.

Choice U.S.A. Director Jessica Ross said that the petition will be “hand delivered” to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in the hope that she will support an upcoming bill aimed at placing stricter regulations on products containing cancer-causing chemicals.

Although consumers are encouraged to buy pink or pink ribbon products to help the breast cancer cause, Ross said that many of these products have cancer-causing chemicals that actually contradict the fight for cancer. She referred to the companies that do this as “pinkwashers.”