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.

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    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.


Join us on Thursday, November 17 for a screening of "Unacceptable Risk: Dr. Margaret Kripke on Cancer and the Environment." Following the film will be a panel discussion.

Hyannis residents invited to November 16 Town Hall meeting to learn about our CDC study and why they should sign up and get tested.

View highlights from our 2022 Gala, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and the continuation of her legacy through our prevention research.

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