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Parent Information Meeting about PFAS-REACH

November 13, 2018, 05:30pm
Community partner Testing for Pease will be hosting two information meetings about a new federally-funded study led by Silent Spring Institute called PFAS-REACH (Research, Education, and Action for Community Health)—an investigation into of the effects of drinking water contaminants (PFASs) from firefighting foams on children’s health.

Silent Spring Institute Research Update on the Cape

October 24, 2018, 12:00pm
Institute scientists will discuss a new study on health effects in children exposed to drinking water contaminated with PFASs from firefighting foams and provide an update on the Women Firefighters Biomonitoring Collaborative, which is investigating on-the-job exposures to chemicals linked with breast cancer.

Silent Spring Institute's annual Gala Celebration, October 18th

October 18, 2018, 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 $400,000, including a $100,000 matching gift for donations made that evening. If you haven't yet made a gala donation, you still can! Donate today and support breast cancer prevention research.

The Devil We Know Film Screening, October 16

October 16, 2018, 06:00pm
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe and STEEP present a film screening of "The Devil We Know". The screening will be on Tuesday, October 16 at 6 PM at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community and Government Center.

Protect Your Water, Tap into Science. Join Us for STEEP Science Day, June 7

June 7, 2018, 10:00am
"Protect Your Water, Tap into Science" Join us for STEEP Science Day! WHO: The STEEP Superfund research team (University of Rhode Island, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Silent Spring Institute) in partnership with the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) and Sierra Club Cape Cod Group

Brewster forum on emerging contaminants and water quality on the Cape with Dr. Laurel Schaider, April 5th

April 5, 2018, 06:30pm
Dr. Laurel Schaider will be speaking at an event in Brewster to discuss ongoing research related to emerging contaminants in Cape Cod's water.  The event will be held at the Brewster Ladies' Library on April 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.