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Study measures carcinogenic flame retardants in people
Contaminants pervasive in Cape Cod's drinking water supply, Silent Spring Institute finds
Is cancer just bad luck? We don't think so. See our comments on the controversial new study.
Our letter in Science outlines the major advances over the past 20 years on breast cancer and the environment
Study identifies priority breast carcinogens and biomonitoring methods
Pollution Gets Personal: When Study Participants Learn their Own Chemical Levels
Environmental Health Perspectives - New Tool for EDC Research: In Vivo Assay Screens for Estrogenic Effects
APCC - Sea Level Rise: Changing Cape Cod's Groundwater
Examiner - Seventeen sneaky chemicals that may cause breast cancer
Chemicals Health Monitor - SCIENCE: Most types of cancer not due to “bad luck”
European Trade Union Institute - Breast cancer: the workplace aspects are too often forgotten by researchers
The Boston Globe - Searching for environmental causes of cancer
Green Science Policy Institute Blog - Phosphate flame retardants: Bad to the bone?
The Sacramento Bee - Concern grows in firefighters, others after cancer-causing flame retardants found in test subjects
Epoch Times - Flame Retardant Chemicals Detected in Body Fluids
Science World Report - Scientists Discover Previously Unrecognized Flame Retardant in Americans: TCEP
Marin News - Study: Bolinas, Richmond data show lingering presence of household toxins
Science Daily - A previously unrecognized flame retardant found in Americans for the first time
WebMD - Scientists Find Signs of Toxic Flame Retardants in Americans
San Francisco Chronicle - S.F. Fire Department joins study into breast cancer risks
Wicked Local - Cape Cod studies seek link between breast cancer, septic systems
The Boston Herald - Social Studies: Gala does not stay ‘Silent’
New at Silent Spring Institute
Unsafe: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals Film Screening and Panel Discussion, May 21, 7-9pm
Toxic Hot Seat, film screening. Barnstable Senior Center, April 21, 2015 3-6pm
Researcher Laurel Schaider was quoted in a C&EN article about a recent U.S. Geological Survey study of pharmaceuticals and other emerging contaminants in groundwater impacted by septic systems
Did you catch our Executive Director discuss the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Citizen Science at the National Institutes of Health conference in December?
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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.
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