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Silent Spring Institute
Breast Cancer and the Environment
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Breast Cancer Screen—BCScreen
Using high throughput screening technology to help researchers identify chemicals most likely to increase breast cancer risk.
Protecting drinking water
Investigating human exposures to persistent toxic chemicals called PFASs in drinking water supplies and beyond.
The Healthy Green Campus Project
Making human health an integral part of sustainability practices on college campuses by reducing everyday exposure to toxic chemicals
Detox Me Action Kit: Our biomonitoring study on exposure to common toxics
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
NPR - Decades-Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water
WSB-TV 2 - Study links hair care products for black women to serious health problems
STAT - All study participants have a right to know their own results. My lab has been doing that for years
EHN - Hidden studies from decades ago could have curbed PFAS problem: Scientist
C&EN - U.S. report proposes lower safe level for perfluorochemical exposure
Beacon Hill Patch - MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban Toxic Flame Retardants
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?
Silent Spring Institute Research Update on the Cape, Wednesday, October 24th
Scientists to examine health impacts on children exposed to contaminated drinking water
Silent Spring Institute's annual Gala Celebration, October 18th
The Devil We Know Film Screening, October 16
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
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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.