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Save the Date! Silent Spring is celebrating its 25th anniversary on October 23rd

October 23, 2019, 06:00pm
Save the date! Celebrating 25 years of working for women's health. Join us for our annual gala celebration, featuring Meredith Vieira, Emmy Award-winning host, executive producer, and anchor. Event details:

2019 National PFAS Conference in Boston, June 10-12

June 10, 2019, 08:30am
The Second National Conference on PFAS will be held in Boston, June 10-12, 2019 at Northeastern University. The significant growth in the number of contaminated sites, public awareness, community organizing, public policy, advisories and regulation, scientific research, and media attention calls us to once again bring together the array of participants that made the first conference so successful. Dr. Linda Birnbaum, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will be keynote speaker.

Film Screening: The Devil We Know, Northeastern University, May 15

May 15, 2019, 06:00pm
Join us for a screening of the documentary film The Devil We Know on Wednesday, May 15th at Northeastern University.

Vote for Silent Spring! -- The Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer, May 15

May 15, 2019, 12:00pm
Don’t miss this exciting event at which finalists from the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer will present their bold ideas for breast cancer prevention research in a live competition. Among the finalists are Silent Spring Institute's Vincent Bessonneau and Andrea Hindman!

March 5th webinar: "What the floss? How everyday products can contribute to PFAS exposure"

March 5, 2019, 12:30pm
Join Silent Spring's Katie Boronow for a free webinar, hosted by the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC), on everyday exposures to harmful chemicals called PFAS.

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.