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Breast Cancer and the Environment
College students exposed to toxic flame retardants in dust from dormitory furnishings
Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals
Toxic Chemicals Widespread in Household Dust
Study identifies sources of drinking water contamination for millions of Americans
Drugs and other contaminants found in private drinking wells on Cape Cod
Lower doses of common product ingredient might increase breast cancer risk
Undark - Replacement for Worrisome Flame Retardants Raises Its Own Concerns
The Barnstable Patriot - Silent Spring Institute holds water quality summit in Hyannis
Newsday - Tainted water found in wells near Suffolk fire academy in Yaphank
Vice - College Dorm Rooms Carry a Hidden Cancer Risk
CapeCod.com - Scientists to Hold Hyannis Forum on Drinking Water Chemicals Study
The Dr. Oz Show - Are There Toxic Chemicals in Your Fast Food?
WBUR - Why College Students Really Should Vacuum (It's About Health, Not Disgusting Dustballs)
Newsweek - Record Levels of Toxic Flame Retardants Found in College Dorms
Science News for Students - Did your burger come with a side of non-degrading pollutants?
Newsweek - Flame Retardant Levels Appear to Rise in Women, a Decade After the Ban
WCVB 5 News - Local study to test for common household toxins
Consumer Reports - Flame Retardant Chemicals Found in More People
C&EN - Tracing the chemistry of household dust
Boston Magazine - Study: Fast Food Is Bad for You, Inside and Out
CNN - Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging
Join Silent Spring Institute staff at Against the Tide at Hopkinton State Park on Saturday, June 17!
Highly Fluorinated Compounds - Social and Scientific Discovery Conference, June 14-15
Community Meeting on Chemicals of Concern in Drinking Water, Wednesday May 24
Jessica Helm, Silent Spring Postdoc Research Fellow, to speak at the 5th Annual Asian Women's Health Conference, May 16
Dr. Laurel Schaider appears on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss harmful chemicals in fast food packaging, airing May 2
On April 26, join Dr. Laurel Schaider for a webinar on emerging contaminants in drinking water
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Chemicals that cause human breast cancer cells to grow in the laboratory are found in such common consumer goods as detergents, hand lotion, plastic toys, pesticides, and plastic food wraps.
Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.