Events

Join Laurel Schaider for Silent Spring's Annual Research Update on the Cape

December 11, 2019 12:00pm

Hyannis, MA

Silent Spring's water quality expert Laurel Schaider will be back on the Cape to talk about the Institute's latest research, including its role in a new federal health study on exposure to PFAS in drinking water. The five year project, funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will involve multiple communities across the United States. Silent Spring will focus on two communities in Eastern Massachusetts—Hyannis and Ayer. Read the Institute's announcement about the project to learn more. 

Ruthann Rudel, Silent Spring's Director of Research and expert toxicologist, will discuss the Institute's work to accelerate the development of safer chemicals. Rudel and her colleagues recently developed a prototype gene panel for rapidly screening chemicals for breast cancer risk. The new tool is part of Silent Spring's BCScreen project to improve chemical safety testing. The goal is to help regulatory agencies and manufacturers quickly identify and prioritize risky chemicals and prevent their use in everyday products.

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Where: Barnstable Town Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room, 367 Main Street, Hyannis

Lunch will be served