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Silent Spring Institute
Breast Cancer and the Environment
Protecting drinking water
Investigating human exposures to persistent toxic chemicals called PFASs in drinking water supplies and beyond.
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Join our biomonitoring study and help our researchers study exposure levels to common household toxics in the U.S. population.
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
Living on Earth - Toxic Black Hair Products
The Washington Post - Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
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
Silent Spring and MBCC honored with TURI's "Champions of Toxics Use Reduction" award for engaging high school students in reducing exposures to toxics
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
Silent Spring Institute announces the election of Patti A. Stoll as Chair of Board of Directors
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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.