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SSI: An Introduction

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Silent Spring Institute is a mission-driven scientific research organization dedicated to uncovering the environmental causes of breast cancer

Our independent research is empowering a revolution in environmental health to prevent cancers by reducing people's exposure to harmful chemicals where they live, work, and play.

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Our innovative research is made possible thanks to philanthropic partners, foundations, and dedicated supporters like you.

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  • We believe everyone has a right to clean air, clean water, and safer products and that no one should get sick from toxic chemicals.

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    We are creating new knowledge about cancer-causing chemicals—how we are exposed and how they affect our health.

  • Our work is strengthening policies to protect consumers from toxics while making prevention a national research priority.

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Margaret Kripke

Watch a new documentary featuring Silent Spring board member Dr. Margaret Kripke as she calls attention to the true burden of environmentally-induced cancers.

children health flame retardants

The legislation was eight years in the making, with strong support from firefighters and advocacy groups. Silent Spring scientists provided the scientific foundation for the new law. 

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New study will explore the influence of lead hazard control programs on other household exposures including pesticides, allergens, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

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Breast cancer and the environment