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Silent Spring Institute
Breast Cancer and the Environment
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
Millions of Americans exposed to elevated nitrate levels in drinking water
Dental flossing and other behaviors linked with higher levels of PFAS in the body
States take the lead in creating more health protective drinking water guidelines
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
USA Today - Oral-B Glide floss tied to potentially toxic PFAS chemicals, study suggests
BuzzFeed News - These Five Brands Of Dental Floss May Expose People To Harmful Chemicals, Study Finds
Health - Is Dental Floss Really Toxic? Here's What to Know About That New Study
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
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?
Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are linked with a family history of disease or with known inherited high-risk genes.
Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.