As a pioneer of “report-back,” Silent Spring Institute remains on the cutting edge of research on the ethical reporting of personal exposure results and the development of guidelines for best practices.

Publications and Presentations

Brody, J.G., P.M. Cirillo, K.E. Boronow, L. Havas, M. Plumb, H.P. Susmann, K.Z. Gajos, and B.A. Cohn. 2021. Outcomes from Returning Individual versus Only Study-Wide Biomonitoring Results in an Environmental Exposure Study Using the Digital Exposure Report-Back Interface (DERBI). Environmental Health Perspectives. doi.org/10.1289/EHP9072

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Perovich, L.J., P. Cai, A. Guo, K. Zimmerman, K. Paseman, D.E. Silva, J.G. Brody. 2021. Data Clothing and BigBarChart: Designing Physical Data Reports on Indoor Pollutants for Individuals and Communities. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 41(1): 87-98. doi.org/10.1109/MCG.2020.3025322

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Brody J.G., P. Brown, R.A. Morello-Frosch (2019). Returning Chemical Exposure Results to Individuals and Communities. In S. Finn & L. O'Fallon (eds), Environmental Health Literacy (pp. 135-163). Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94108-0_6 (first online September 13, 2018)

Book Chapter

Perovich, L.J., J.L. Ohayon, E.M. Cousins, R. Morello-Frosch, P. Brown, G. Adamkiewicz, J.G. Brody. 2018. Reporting to parents on children’s exposures to asthma triggers in low-income and public housing, an interview-based case study of ethics, environmental literacy, individual action, and public health benefitsEnvironmental Health, 17(48). doi.org/10.1186/s12940-018-0395-9.

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Carrera, J.S., P. Brown, J.G. Brody, R. Morello-Frosch. 2018. Research altruism as motivation for participation in community-centered environmental health research. Social Science & Medicine. 196:175-181. doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.11.028

Abstract

Ohayon, J.L., E. Cousins, P. Brown, R. Morello-Frosch, J.G. Brody. 2017. Researcher and institutional review board perspectives on the benefits and challenges of reporting back biomonitoring and environmental exposure results. Environmental Research, 153:140-149. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.12.003

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Boronow, K.E., H.P. Susmann, K.Z. Gajos, R.A. Rudel, K.C. Arnold, P. Brown, R. Morello-Frosch, L. Havas, J.G. Brody. 2017. DERBI: A Digital Method to Help Researchers Offer “Right-to-Know” Personal Exposure Results. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(2):A27-A33. doi:10.1289/EHP702.

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Judge, J.M., P. Brown, J.G. Brody, and S. Ryan. 2016. The Exposure Experience: Ohio River Valley Residents Respond to Local Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Contamination. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 57(3):333-350. doi:10.1177/0022146516661595.

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Ramirez-Andreotta, M., J.G. Brody, N. Lothrop, M. Loh, P.I. Beamer and P. Brown. 2016. Improving Environmental Health Literacy and Justice through Environmental Exposure Results Communication. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7):690. doi:10.3390/ijerph13070690

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Goho, S. 2016. The Legal Implications of Report-Back in Household Exposure Studies. Environmental Health Perspectives, 124(11):1662-1670. doi:10.1289/EHP187.

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Ramirez-Andreotta, M., J.G. Brody, N. Lothrop, M. Loh, P.I. Beamer, P. Brown. 2016. Reporting back environmental exposure data and free choice learning. Environmental Health, 15(2). doi:10.1186/s12940-015-0080-1

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Ramirez-Andreotta, M.D., J.G. Brody, N. Lothrop, M. Loh, P.I. Beamer, P. Brown. 2016. Reporting back environmental exposure data and free choice learningEnvironmental Health. doi.org/10.1186/s12940-015-0080-1

Article

Green Housing Study Your Family's Results. 2015. Silent Spring Institute.

Sample Study Report

Morello-Frosch, R., J. Varshavsky, M. Liboiron, P. Brown, J.G. Brody. 2015. Communicating Results in Post-Belmont Era Biomonitoring Studies: Lessons from Genetics and Neuroimaging Research. Environmental Research, 136:363-372. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2014.10.001

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Brody, J.G., S.C. Dunagan, R. Morello-Frosch, P. Brown, S. Patton, R.A. Rudel. 2014. Reporting individual results for biomonitoring and environmental exposures: lessons learned from environmental communication case studies. Environmental Health, 13(40). doi:10.1186/1476-069X-13-40

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Dunagan, S.C., J.G. Brody, R. Morello-Frosch, P. Brown, S. Goho, J. Tovar, S. Patton, R. Danford. 2013 When Pollution Is Personal: Handbook for Reporting Results In Biomonitoring and Personal Exposure Studies. Silent Spring Institute.

Study Report

Brown, P., J.G. Brody, R. Morello-Frosch, J. Tovar, A.R. Zota, R.A. Rudel. 2012. Measuring the Success of Community Science: The Northern California Household Exposure Study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 120(3):326–331. doi:10.1289/ehp.1103734

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Adams, C., P. Brown, R. Morello-Frosch, J.G. Brody, R. Rudel, A. Zota, S. Dunagan, J. Tovar, S. Patton. 2011. Disentangling the Exposure Experience: The Roles of Community Context and Report-back of Environmental Exposure Data. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 52(2):180-196. doi:10.1177/0022146510395593

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Brown, P., R. Morello-Frosch, J.G. Brody, R.G. Altman, R. Rudel, L. Senier, C. Perez, R. Simpson. 2010. Institutional review board challenges related to community-based participatory research on human exposure to environmental toxins: A case study. Environmental Health, 9:39. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-39

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Brody, J.G., R. Morello-Frosch, A. Zota, P. Brown, C. Perez, R.A. Rudel. 2009. Linking Exposure Assessment Science with Policy Objectives for Environmental Justice and Breast Cancer Advocacy: The Northern California Household Exposure Study. American Journal of Public Health, 99 Suppl 3, Suppl 3:S600-S609. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.149088

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Morello-Frosch, R., J.G. Brody, P. Brown, R.G. Altman, R. Rudel, C. Perez. 2009. Toxic Ignorance and Right-to-Know in Biomonitoring Results Communication: A Survey of Scientists and Study Participants. Environmental Health, 8(6). doi:10.1186/1476-069X-8-6

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Altman, R.G., R. Morello-Frosch, J.G. Brody, R. Rudel, P. Brown, M. Averick. 2008. Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal: Women’s Experience of Household Chemical Exposure. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 49(4):417-435. doi:10.1177/002214650804900404

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Brody, J.G., R. Morello-Frosch, P. Brown, R.A. Rudel, R.G. Altman, M. Frye, C.A. Osimo, C. Perez, L.M. Seryak. 2007. Improving disclosure and consent: “Is it safe?”: New ethics for reporting personal exposures to environmental chemicals. American Journal of Public Health, 97(9):1547-1554. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2006.094813

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