Cape Cod Times - Ponds Checked for Cancer Link

August 2, 2007

By Amanda Lehmert
Excerpt: Silent Spring Institute researchers were out on three Cape ponds to test whether the waters have been tainted by hormone-disrupting chemicals leaching from area septic systems. The research follows an institute study published last year that showed the chemicals, as well as natural estrogen, could leach from septic systems into groundwater, Cape Cod’s main source of drinking water. The work is part of Silent Spring’s long-term study of potential environmental causes of breast cancer.