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Whether it’s tracking toxic chemicals in drinking water or uncovering new mechanisms by which chemicals trigger breast cancer, we publish updates about our work throughout the year.

For detailed news about individual projects, please explore Our Science. Our scientists are available for interviews to discuss their latest research or to provide expert commentary on the latest developments in breast cancer research, environmental health, and government policy.

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Alexandra Goho, Director of Communications
Email: goho@silentspring.com
Tel: 617-332-4288 x232

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The use of the polymeric flame retardant PolyFR in “eco-friendly” foam plastic building insulation may be harmful to human health and the environment.

Watch a new documentary featuring Silent Spring board member Dr. Margaret Kripke as she calls attention to the true burden of environmentally-induced cancers.

The legislation was eight years in the making, with strong support from firefighters and advocacy groups. Silent Spring scientists provided the scientific foundation for the new law. 

New study will explore the influence of lead hazard control programs on other household exposures including pesticides, allergens, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

New study shows reading ingredient labels reduces exposures to many endocrine disruptors—but not all

Silent Spring Institute mourns the loss of long-time board member and breast oncologist Dr. John K. (Jack) Erban III. A passionate advocate for prevention, he provided invaluable leadership at Silent Spring for nearly 25 years. 

School spaces with newer furniture show significantly lower levels of hazardous exposures

A free online tool by Silent Spring helps private well owners interpret their water testing results and reduce their exposures.

Findings have implications for how federal agencies assess pesticides for breast cancer risk

What Silent Spring promises in this deeply sad time