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SSI: An Introduction

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Silent Spring Institute is a mission-driven scientific research organization dedicated to uncovering the environmental causes of breast cancer

Our independent research is empowering a revolution in environmental health to prevent cancers by reducing people's exposure to harmful chemicals where they live, work, and play.

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Our innovative research is made possible thanks to philanthropic partners, foundations, and dedicated supporters like you.

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  • We believe everyone has a right to clean air, clean water, and safer products and that no one should get sick from toxic chemicals.

  • our science

    We are creating new knowledge about cancer-causing chemicals—how we are exposed and how they affect our health.

  • Our work is strengthening policies to protect consumers from toxics while making prevention a national research priority.

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New study finds clothing, bedding, and furniture labeled as water- or stain-resistant most likely to have PFAS

A three-part series aimed at engaging physicians and nurses in the latest science on environmental risk factors for cancer and new strategies for prevention.

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Residents in Hyannis on Cape Cod are invited to an Open House on February 19th to learn about the study and meet the team.

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Breast cancer and the environment