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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
Private well owners get help on how to protect themselves from harmful contaminants in drinking water
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