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Breast Cancer and the Environment
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Join our biomonitoring study and help our researchers study exposure levels to common household toxics in the U.S. population.
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Mark your calendars now for Silent Spring's Annual Gala Celebration on October 26. Ticket information coming soon!
Breast Cancer Screen—BCScreen
Using high throughput screening technology to help researchers identify chemicals most likely to increase breast cancer risk.
The Healthy Green Campus Project
Making human health an integral part of sustainability practices on college campuses by reducing everyday exposure to toxic chemicals
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
The Boston Globe - Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters
Cape Cod Times - Report: Chemicals found in public water supplies
Ozy - Could Air Pollution and Racism be Hidden Causes of Breast Cancer?
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
Silent Spring Co-Authors National Academies Report on Endocrine Disruptors at Low Doses
Save the Date! Silent Spring's Annual Gala Celebration is on October 26
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
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Did You Know?
In the 100 years since Rachel Carson’s birth, U.S. production of synthetic chemicals has soared, from less than 10 million pounds a year to more than 300 billion pounds a year
Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.