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New study finds people are contaminated with several toxic flame retardants rarely studied in the US, including one that has never before been detected in Americans called TCEP.
To find out how chemical contaminants affect health, scientists measure them in people’s blood, urine, breast milk and other tissues, and in household air and dust.
We identified 17 types of chemicals that should be top targets for breast cancer prevention. These include chemicals in gasoline, diesel and other vehicle exhaust, flame retardants, stain-resistant textiles, paint removers, and disinfection byproducts in drinking water.
Study is among the first to examine the impact of septic systems on groundwater used for drinking supplies
Citing Silent Spring research, a major federal interagency report calls for greater investment in research on breast cancer prevention.
Study finds most houses had levels of at least one flame retardant that exceeded a federal health guideline.
Largest study to date analyzes consumer products for a wide range of chemicals associated with hormonal effects and asthma.
Silent Spring Institute has embarked on a new research effort to develop high throughput screening tools for identifying chemicals most likely to increase breast cancer risk.
Silent Spring Institute’s perspective on the report’s top take-home points related to environmental chemicals
Results demonstrate widespread impact of wastewater, primarily from septic systems, on Cape groundwater and drinking water.