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.

  • our science

    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 dangerous chemicals while making prevention a national research priority.


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Analysis shows association between Oral-B Glide dental floss and higher exposures

We are investigating endocrine disrupting chemicals in consumer products used by Black and Latina women to better understand how exposures contribute to health disparities.


Switching to flame retardant free foam pit cubes reduces exposures without compromising fire safety

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Breast cancer and the environment