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 toxics while making prevention a national research priority.


Julia Brody

Silent Spring has been a major driver in advancing the field of report-back—a practice that ensures participants have access to their study results and what they mean for their health.

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One of seven projects chosen as part of new federal health study to address contamination affecting communities nationwide

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Eating out and consuming microwave popcorn linked with higher exposures to PFAS

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Breast cancer and the environment