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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.

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Findings provide roadmap for regulators to identify harmful chemicals that increase breast cancer risk

EPA

Rule would severely limit the use of science the agency considers when setting limits on toxic chemicals in our air and water.

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One of the first studies from the Women Firefighters Biomonitoring Collaborative, a long-term investigation of chemical exposures among women firefighters and breast cancer risk.

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Breast cancer and the environment