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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Findings have implications for how federal agencies assess pesticides for breast cancer risk

Mark you calendars for Silent Spring's Virtual Gala Celebration, featuring a lively roundtable conversation on building a stronger public health system to protect the next generation from the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Watch the June 22 recording of "Carcinogens in the Home: Science and Pathways to Prevention," featuring  Silent Spring Executive Director Dr. Julia Brody

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