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Gala Celebration

October 26, 2017, 06:00pm
Honoring Nancy Drourr with the Rachel Carson Advocacy Award Guest Speaker Gina McCarthy Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ROYAL SONESTA HOTEL, CAMBRIDGE, MA

Against the Tide in 2017

June 17, 2017, 07:00am
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites you to join the 2017 Against the Tide events on June 17th in Hopkinton and on August 19th in Brewster. Against the Tide is comprised of many events, including both competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, USA Track & Field certified 5K and 10K races, a recreational 2-mile kayak and a 3-mile walk. You may participate in one or more of these activities. Additionally, there is an Aquathon option, which combines the competitive swim with either the 5K or 10K run. There is truly something for everyone!

Highly Fluorinated Compounds - Social and Scientific Discovery Conference, June 14-15

June 14, 2017, 08:00am
Northeastern University will be hosting a conference on the topic of highly fluorinated compounds on June 14th and 15th. The two-day event will cover the social, scientific, political, economic, and environmental health issues raised by the use of PFASs. Dr. Laurel Schaider will be speaking about source identification and drinking water treatment during one of the sessions. The conference will be held at the Northeastern University - Egan Engineering/Science Research Center & Raytheon Amphitheatre.
Community Meeting on Chemicals of Concern in Drinking Water

Community Meeting on Chemicals of Concern in Drinking Water

May 24, 2017, 11:30am
Scientists are seeking input on a proposed study to test children in Hyannis for past exposure to highly fluorinated chemicals in drinking water and to assess the potential health effects. This is an opportunity for the community to get an overview of the situation, to hear about other affected communities, and to ask questions.

Jessica Helm, Silent Spring Postdoc Research Fellow, to speak at the 5th Annual Asian Women's Health Conference, May 16

May 16, 2017, 08:30am
This year marks the 5th Annual State of Asian Women's Health in MA Conference. The conference will focus on the impact of social determinants on Asian health. Silent Spring Posdoc Fellow, Jessica Helm, will be facilitating a session on the topic of "Household Chemicals and Women's Health." This session will include discussion around common household chemicals and their adverse health effects, as well as an opportunity to share tips for reducing exposures to these chemicals.

Dr. Laurel Schaider appears on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss harmful chemicals in fast food packaging, airing May 2

May 2, 2017, 01:00pm
Dr. Laurel Schaider will appear on on the Dr. Oz Show to talk about her study on highly fluorinated chemicals in fast food packaging. The episode airs on May 2; check your local listing for showtimes.

On April 26, join Dr. Laurel Schaider for a webinar on emerging contaminants in drinking water

April 26, 2017, 12:30pm
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday, April 26 with Dr. Laurel Schaider. She will discuss the challenges and concerns with unregulated contiminants in drinking water and Silent Spring's research on water quality in Massachusetts.

Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Research Scientist, to speak at our Brae Burn Breakfast Event, April 6

April 6, 2017, 09:00am
We welcome you to join us on Thursday, April 6 to meet and mingle with Silent Spring staff members and supporters. Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Research Scientist, will be leading a discussion about our work and the role of the environment in breast cancer prevention. This event will be held at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton and hosted by Deb Silverstein, Jill Balmuth, and Susan Sered. Light breakfast will be served.  RSVP by April 3,, 617-332-4288 x222. Feel free to invite your friends!

Silent Spring to present on environmental chemicals and breast cancer at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 3 and April 5

April 3, 2017, 01:00pm
Silent Spring will be presenting two posters at the Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting in Washington, DC on April 3 and 5. The presentations will relate to our studies on environmental pollutants and breast cancer.

Dr. Margaret Kripke, Silent Spring board member, to discuss environmental carcinogenesis at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 1

April 1, 2017, 10:15am
Silent Spring board member Margaret Kripke is chairing and speaking at a session on environmental carcinogenesis at the Annual American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Meeting in Washington, DC. The session is titled, "Environmental Carcinogenesis: A Pathway to Prevention?". The inclusion of environmental chemicals and prevention at this meeting is a big step forward for AACR.