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Breast Cancer and the Environment
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A victory for public health!
US Consumer Product Safety Commission votes to remove entire class of toxic flame retardants from consumer products.
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
Hair products for Black women contain mix of hazardous ingredients
Air quality in “green” housing affected by toxic chemicals in building materials
Exposure to environmental chemicals is an important risk factor for breast cancer
College students exposed to toxic flame retardants in dust from dormitory furnishings
Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals
Study identifies sources of drinking water contamination for millions of Americans
Reuters - Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix
Scientific American - Hair Products Popular with Black Women May Contain Harmful Chemicals
LA Times - Cancer warnings for coffee may be overkill, but Proposition 65 is not
BBC World News - Hair Care Concerns
WBUR - Study Adds To Concerns About Hair Products Black Women Use
Cape Cod Times - Free Cape well testing program launched
New York Times - What Poisons Are in Your Body?
Health - Common Chemicals in Nonstick Pans and Food Wrappers Could Hurt Your Health–and Your Waistline. Here's How to Avoid Them
Providence Journal - URI, Harvard, Silent Spring to research widely used chemicals, PFASs
U.S. News - The Sneaky Breast Threats Around You
The Hill - EPA won’t protect Americans against breast cancer
CapeCod.com - Silent Spring Researchers Provide Update on Cape Cod Chemical Studies
Environmental Working Group - This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Reduce Exposure to Pollutants, Additives
Huffington Post - When The Air In Your Home Is More Polluted Than Outside
Health - The Link Between These Everyday Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk Just Got Stronger
Protect Your Water, Tap into Science. Join Us for STEEP Science Day, June 7
Cape Cod study offers free private well testing for contaminants in drinking water
Brewster forum on emerging contaminants and water quality on the Cape with Dr. Laurel Schaider, April 5th
March 14th: Presentation by Dr. Laurel Schaider on PFASs at the Society of American Military Engineers meeting in Albany, NY
Dr. Jessica Helm, Silent Spring Postdoc Research Fellow, to speak at Local Environmental Action Conference, March 3
We're Hiring: Director of Development
Silent Spring Institute announces the election of Patti A. Stoll as Chair of Board of Directors
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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.