Fact Sheets

Investigators at Silent Spring Institute have published their findings in numerous peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. Listed in reverse chronological order:

Carcinogenic Flame Retardants Measured in People

Study Fact Sheet: Northern California Household Exposure Study, Flame Retardants in Urine Dodson, R.E., N. Van den Eede, A. Covaci, L.J. Perovich, J.G. Brody, R.A. Rudel. 2014. Urinary Biomonitoring of Phosphate Flame Retardants: Levels in California Adults and Recommendations for Future Studies. Environmental Science & Technology. dx.doi.org/10.1021/es503445c Download the fact sheet

Exposure Biomarkers for Suspected Breast Carcinogens

Scientists Identify Highest Priority Toxic Chemicals to Target for Breast Cancer Prevention Rudel RA, Ackerman JM, Attfield KR, Brody JG. 2014. New Exposure Biomarkers as Tools for Breast Cancer Epidemiology, Biomonitoring, and Prevention: A Systematic Approach Based on Animal Evidence. Environmental Health Perspectives. Download the fact sheet

Fact Sheet: Food Packaging Study

A summary of the study “Food Packaging and Bisphenol A and Bis(2-Ethyhexyl) Phthalate Exposure: Findings from a Dietary Intervention,” published in Environmental Health Perspectives on March 30, 2011 Download fact sheet

Scientists conclude prenatal chemical exposures may impair breast-feeding and increase breast cancer risk later in life

Chemical safety testing should evaluate risks Male breast development also affected by low-dose exposures Download Fact Sheet

Body Burden

The chemical burden we all carry from our increasingly polluted world continues to grow heavier. Not even the newest members of society are safe: One study found the umbilical cord blood of 10 newborns to contain an average of 200 contaminants—including a range of pesticides, flame retardants, and other pollutants—a chemical inheritance from time spent in the womb. link test doc.docx

Fact Sheet: House Dust Contains Carcinogens and Untested Chemicals Used as Flame Retardants in Consumer Products

Northern California Household Exposure Study, Flame Retardant Follow Up Dodson, R.E., L.J. Perovich, A. Covaci, N. Van den Eede, A.C. Ionas, A.C. Dirtu, J.G. Brody, R.A. Rudel. 2012. After the PBDE phase-out: A broad suite of flame retardants in repeat house dust samples from California. Environmental Science & Technology. Article Download the fact sheet  Download the fact sheet in Spanish

Fact Sheet: Hormone Disruptors and Asthma-Associated Chemicals in Consumer Products

R.E. Dodson, M. Nishioka, L.J. Standley, L.J. Perovich, J.G. Brody, R.A. Rudel. 2012. Endocrine Disruptors and Asthma-Associated Chemicals in Consumer Products. Environmental Health Perspectives.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1104052 Article Download the fact sheet