The Household Exposure Study began as part of the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study—a multi-institutional effort led by Silent Spring to address environmental links to breast cancer among women living on Cape Cod.

Publications and Presentations

Zota, A.R., A. Aschengrau, R.A. Rudel, J.G. Brody. 2010. Self-reported chemicals exposure, beliefs about disease causation, and risk of breast cancer in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study: a case-control study. Environmental Health, 9:40. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-40


Rudel, R.A., L.M. Seryak and J.G. Brody. 2008. PCB-containing wood floor finish is a likely source of elevated PCBs in residents' blood, household air and dust: a case study of exposure. Environmental Health, 7:2.


Rudel, R.A., D.E. Camann, J.D. Spengler, L.R. Korn, J.G. Brody. 2003. Phthalates, alkylphenols, pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and other endocrine-disrupting compounds in indoor air and dust. Environmental Science & Technology, 37(20): 4543-4553. doi:10.1021/es0264596.