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Silent Spring Institute
Breast Cancer and the Environment
Breast Cancer Screen—BCScreen
Using high throughput screening technology to help researchers identify chemicals most likely to increase breast cancer risk.
Protecting drinking water
Investigating human exposures to persistent toxic chemicals called PFASs in drinking water supplies and beyond.
The Healthy Green Campus Project
Making human health an integral part of sustainability practices on college campuses by reducing everyday exposure to toxic chemicals
How to protect gymnasts from hazardous chemicals at gym facilities
Millions of Americans exposed to elevated nitrate levels in drinking water
Dental flossing and other behaviors linked with higher levels of PFAS in the body
States take the lead in creating more health protective drinking water guidelines
Detox Me Action Kit: Our biomonitoring study on exposure to common toxics
Hair products for Black women contain mix of hazardous ingredients
WCVB 5 - Put your best face forward
The Conversation - EPA’s plan to regulate chemical contaminants in drinking water is a drop in the bucke
Grist - Research casts doubt on EPA drinking water standard
KUOW - Study: Millions Of Americans Could Be Drinking Water High In Nitrates
USA Today - Oral-B Glide floss tied to potentially toxic PFAS chemicals, study suggests
BuzzFeed News - These Five Brands Of Dental Floss May Expose People To Harmful Chemicals, Study Finds
Health - Is Dental Floss Really Toxic? Here's What to Know About That New Study
NPR - Decades-Old Chemicals, New Angst Over Drinking Water
WSB-TV 2 - Study links hair care products for black women to serious health problems
STAT - All study participants have a right to know their own results. My lab has been doing that for years
EHN - Hidden studies from decades ago could have curbed PFAS problem: Scientist
C&EN - U.S. report proposes lower safe level for perfluorochemical exposure
Beacon Hill Patch - MA Senate Passes Bill To Ban Toxic Flame Retardants
Living on Earth - Toxic Black Hair Products
The Washington Post - Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
Film Screening: The Devil We Know, Northeastern University, May 15
2019 National PFAS Conference in Boston, June 10-12
Vote for Silent Spring! -- The Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer, May 15
Save the Date! Silent Spring is celebrating its 25th anniversary on October 23rd
March 5th webinar: "What the floss? How everyday products can contribute to PFAS exposure"
Silent Spring Institute Research Update on the Cape, Wednesday, October 24th
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Did You Know?
Chemicals that cause human breast cancer cells to grow in the laboratory are found in such common consumer goods as detergents, hand lotion, plastic toys, pesticides, and plastic food wraps.
Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.