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Breast Cancer and the Environment
College students exposed to toxic flame retardants in dust from dormitory furnishings
Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals
Toxic Chemicals Widespread in Household Dust
Study identifies sources of drinking water contamination for millions of Americans
Drugs and other contaminants found in private drinking wells on Cape Cod
Lower doses of common product ingredient might increase breast cancer risk
Newsweek - Record Levels of Toxic Flame Retardants Found in College Dorms
Science News for Students - Did your burger come with a side of non-degrading pollutants?
Newsweek - Flame Retardant Levels Appear to Rise in Women, a Decade After the Ban
WCVB 5 News - Local study to test for common household toxins
Consumer Reports - Flame Retardant Chemicals Found in More People
C&EN - Tracing the chemistry of household dust
Boston Magazine - Study: Fast Food Is Bad for You, Inside and Out
TreeHugger - Study finds fast food packaging rife with harmful chemicals
The Washington Post - Researchers find ‘another reason’ to avoid fast food: Chemicals in the packaging
The Verge - Troubling chemicals found in wide range of fast-food wrappers
Environmental Health News - Fast food with a side of fluorinated chemicals
FairWarning - Ketchup or PFAS With Those Fries?
CBS News - Are there toxins in your fast food packaging?
Chicago Tribune - Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers find
Health - Another Reason to Never Eat Fast Food Again (That Has Nothing to Do With Fat)
Dr. Laurel Schaider appears on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss harmful chemicals in fast food packaging, airing May 2
On April 26, join Dr. Laurel Schaider for a webinar on emerging contaminants in drinking water
Robin Dodson, Silent Spring Research Scientist, to speak at our Brae Burn Breakfast Event, April 6
Silent Spring to present on environmental chemicals and breast cancer at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 3 and April 5
Dr. Margaret Kripke, Silent Spring board member, to discuss environmental carcinogenesis at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 1
Kathryn Rodgers to speak about Environmental Justice at Vermont Law School, March 24
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Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.