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Breast Cancer and the Environment
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Exposure to environmental chemicals is an important risk factor for breast cancer
Air quality in “green” housing affected by toxic chemicals in building materials
College students exposed to toxic flame retardants in dust from dormitory furnishings
Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals
Toxic Chemicals Widespread in Household Dust
Study identifies sources of drinking water contamination for millions of Americans
New York Times - What Poisons Are in Your Body?
Health - Common Chemicals in Nonstick Pans and Food Wrappers Could Hurt Your Health–and Your Waistline. Here's How to Avoid Them
Providence Journal - URI, Harvard, Silent Spring to research widely used chemicals, PFASs
U.S. News - The Sneaky Breast Threats Around You
The Hill - EPA won’t protect Americans against breast cancer
CapeCod.com - Silent Spring Researchers Provide Update on Cape Cod Chemical Studies
Environmental Working Group - This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Reduce Exposure to Pollutants, Additives
Huffington Post - When The Air In Your Home Is More Polluted Than Outside
Health - The Link Between These Everyday Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk Just Got Stronger
WGBH - How Those Chemicals Ended Up in My Body (And How I Can Get Rid of Them)
Reuters - Energy-efficient green buildings may emit hazardous chemicals
Le Monde - Indoor air pollution: sustainable renovation materials also at stake?
Chemical Watch - Silent Spring study reveals higher than expected BPF levels
Undark - The Pros and Cons of ‘BPA-Free’
WCVB 5 News - New study reveals exposure to common household chemicals
March 14th: Presentation by Dr. Laurel Schaider on PFASs at the Society of American Military Engineers meeting in Albany, NY
Dr. Jessica Helm, Silent Spring Postdoc Research Fellow, to speak at Local Environmental Action Conference, March 3
We're Hiring: Director of Development
Silent Spring Institute announces the election of Patti A. Stoll as Chair of Board of Directors
Community kick-off event on Cape Cod for new STEEP Superfund research center
Dr. Laurel Schaider signs on to letter calling for coordinated action to address PFAS-contaminated communities in the United States
Kathryn Rodgers, Silent Spring Staff Scientist, to speak at the BizNGO 2017 Conference, Dec. 6
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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.