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March 14th: Presentation by Dr. Laurel Schaider on PFASs at the Society of American Military Engineers meeting in Albany, NY

March 14, 2018, 05:00pm
Dr. Laurel Schaider will be speaking at the Society of American Military Engineers meeting in Albany, NY on March 14.  The title of her presentation is "Highly fluorinated chemicals (PFASs): Where do they come from and what are the concerns?". 

Dr. Jessica Helm, Silent Spring Postdoc Research Fellow, to speak at Local Environmental Action Conference, March 3

March 3, 2018, 10:00am
The 31st Annual Local Environmental Action conference will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Northeastern University. The conference brings together community leaders, environmental advocates and activists from across New England for a day of skills training, networking, and inspiration. Dr. Jessica Helm will join a panel of speakers for a workshop on reproductive justice.

Kathryn Rodgers, Silent Spring Staff Scientist, to speak at the BizNGO 2017 Conference, Dec. 6

December 5, 2017, 09:00am
BizNGO will be holding their annual conference in Boston this year. BizNGO is a unique collaboration of business and environmental leaders working to advance healthy materials and a safer chemicals economy, The conference runs for two days from Decebember 5-6. Silent Spring Staff Scientist, Kathryn Rodgers, will be speaking on Dec. 6 about safer alternatives to highly fluorinated chemicals. 
community meeting on PFASs in drinking water

Community kick-off event on Cape Cod for new STEEP Superfund research center

December 4, 2017, 01:30pm
On Monday, December 4th, more than 100 community members on Cape Cod, including dozens of local high school students, packed into the hearing room at Barnstable Town Hall to hear about the newly-formed STEEP Superfund research center. The STEEP (Sources, Transport, Exposure and Effects of PFASs) center is a collaboration between Silent Spring Institute, University of Rhode Island (URI), and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Silent Spring to present at the 12th annual meeting of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program, Nov. 16-17

November 16, 2017, 10:00am
Silent Spring staff will be attending the 12th Annual BCERP Meeting in California. Dr. Julia Brody will be leading a session on the "Windows of Susceptibility for Environmental Exposures" on November 16th.

Gala Celebration

October 26, 2017, 06:00pm
From all of us at Silent Spring Institute, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all our friends and supporters for making this year’s gala celebration a tremendous success. Thanks to your generosity, the event raised over $300,000, including a $50,000 matching gift for donations made that evening. Here is the link to our Gala photo gallery.

Research Update on the Cape

October 25, 2017, 12:00pm
Institute scientists to discuss chemicals of concern in Cape Cod estuaries and a new study on environmental chemicals and breast cancer—a comprehensive review of human studies from the past 10 years. Barnstable Town Hall, 2nd Floor Hearing Room 367 Main Street, Hyannis, MA For more information, contact: Cheryl Osimo, (508) 246-3047

Executive Director Dr. Julia Brody to discuss evidence on environmental chemicals and breast cancer, October 10 at 1PM EST

October 10, 2017, 01:00pm
The Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1pm Eastern to discuss the updated version of  “State of the Evidence,” a comprehensive review of the scientific literature linking toxic chemicals and radiation with breast cancer incidence. Drs. Janet Gray and Julia Brody will discuss the findings, their significance, and needs for future research.

Against the Tide in 2017

June 17, 2017, 07:00am
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites you to join the 2017 Against the Tide events on June 17th in Hopkinton and on August 19th in Brewster. Against the Tide is comprised of many events, including both competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, USA Track & Field certified 5K and 10K races, a recreational 2-mile kayak and a 3-mile walk. You may participate in one or more of these activities. Additionally, there is an Aquathon option, which combines the competitive swim with either the 5K or 10K run. There is truly something for everyone!