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Breast Cancer and the Environment
Author Florence Williams at our 20th anniversary
"I see breasts as a sentinel organ telling us about the world we live in. If we listen they have much to say."
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Study measures carcinogenic flame retardants in people
Contaminants pervasive in Cape Cod's drinking water supply, Silent Spring Institute finds
A New Approach to Identify Chemicals that Raise Risk of Breast Cancer
Our letter in Science outlines the major advances over the past 20 years on breast cancer and the environment
Study identifies priority breast carcinogens and biomonitoring methods
Pollution Gets Personal: When Study Participants Learn their Own Chemical Levels
Alaska Dispatch News - What the Pink? Protecting the breasts you love
Reuters Health - In utero DDT exposure tied to increased breast cancer risk
National Geographic - DDT Linked to Fourfold Increase in Breast Cancer Risk
Cape Cod Times - Contaminants found in wells throughout Cape
Medical Xpress - New approach to ID chemicals that raise risk of breast cancer
Cape Cod Times - Worst case scenario?
Cape Cod Times - Barnstable declares water emergency to avert summer shortage
Living Lab Radio WCAI - Household Chemicals Show Up Just About Anywhere Researchers Look
On Earth - From the Outside In The dose may make the poison, but a new study finds even low levels of certain toxins might affect our health.
Cape Cod Times - Silent Spring Institute seeks $254K in state funding
Environmental Health Perspectives - New Tool for EDC Research: In Vivo Assay Screens for Estrogenic Effects
APCC - Sea Level Rise: Changing Cape Cod's Groundwater
Examiner - Seventeen sneaky chemicals that may cause breast cancer
Chemicals Health Monitor - SCIENCE: Most types of cancer not due to “bad luck”
European Trade Union Institute - Breast cancer: the workplace aspects are too often forgotten by researchers
The Boston Globe - Searching for environmental causes of cancer
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Thank you Avon Foundation for supporting Silent Spring's Breast Cancer Prevention efforts!
Unsafe: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals Film Screening and Panel Discussion, May 21, 7-9pm
Toxic Hot Seat, film screening. Barnstable Senior Center, April 21, 2015 3-6pm
Researcher Laurel Schaider was quoted in a C&EN article about a recent U.S. Geological Survey study of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants in groundwater impacted by septic systems
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Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are linked with a family history of disease or with known inherited high-risk genes.
Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.