Conference Abstracts

Silent Spring Institute researchers have offered their findings at a number of local, regional, national, and international conferences:

Dodson RE, KM Rodgers, JG Allen, J Guillermo Cedeno Laurent, A Covaci, G Poma, G Malarvannan, RA Rudel, G Carey. 2016. Flame retardants on two college campuses: Impact of flammability standards on concentrations in residential dust and student blood. The 16th Annual Workshop on Brominated and Other Flame Retardants. Toronto, Canada. Abstract
Brody J., P. Brown, C.M. Velez Vega, and L. Anzalota del Toro.  Reporting Data to Participants in Biomonitoring and Household Exposure Studies: Its Use in the PROTECT Study (Puerto Rico Test Site to Explore Contamination Effects). November 18-20, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Brody, J.G., H. Susmann, R. A. Rudel, K. C. Arnold, S. Ryan, K. Z. Gajos. DERBI, a new digital reporting tool, helps study participants and researchers see insights about personal exposure. International Society of Exposure Scientists (ISES) Annual Meeting. October 18-22, 2015, Henderson, Nevada.
Ackerman JM, Rudel RA, Vulpe C. 2015. Mammary Carcinogens in EPA’s ToxCast. Gordon Research Conference on Mammary Gland Biology. June 7-12 2015 Mount Snow, Vermont.
Ackerman JM, Rudel RA, Vulpe C. 2015. Mammary Carcinogens in EPA’s ToxCast. 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. March 22-26 2015, San Diego, California.
Ackerman, J.M., C. Vulpe, A. Tagmount, and R. Rudel. 2014. High-Content Screening of Rodent Mammary Gland Carcinogens in Two Breast Cell Lines. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. March 23–27, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona. Abstract 2260
Rudel, R., J.M. Ackerman. 2014. Breast Cancer-Relevant Biological Pathways in the US EPA ToxCast and US NTP Tox21 Hazard Screening Programs. 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. March 23–27, 2014, Phoenix, Arizona. Abstract 2259
Ackerman J., R Rudel, C. Vulpe. 2014. High-Content Screening of Genotoxicity in Breast and Liver Cells. FutureTox II: In Vitro Data and In Silico Models for Predictive Toxicology. January 16-17, 2014, Chapel Hill, North Carolina PDF icon Abstract
Rodgers, K, JG Brody. 2013. Environmental chemicals and breast cancer: A review of epidemiologic studies from 2006-2013. 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. November 2-6, 2013, Boston, MA. Abstract
Brody, JG, R Dodson, C Baier-Anderson, R Denison, M Wolf. 2013. Who’s minding the store? Decision-making about chemicals in consumer products. 141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. November 2-6, 2013, Boston, MA. Abstract
Dodson, RE, K Rodgers, A Covaci, N Van den Eede, A Ionas, A Dirtu, L Perovich, J Brody, RA Rudel. 2013. Health Risks of Flame Retardants in California House Dust. 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). August 19–23, 2013, Basel, Switzerland. Abstract
Dodson, RE, RA Rudel. 2013. Indoor exposure to SVOCs from consumer products and building materials: Empirical data validates air-dust partitioning models and informs measurement strategies. 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). August 19–23, 2013, Basel, Switzerland. Abstract
Zarate, O, J Brody, P Brown, L Sweeney, M Ramirez-Andreotta R. Rudel. 2013. "Open Data" Practices for Environmental Health Studies. Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice Meeting. July 29-31, 2013, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Abstract
Rudel, R., J. Ackerman, C. Vulpe. 2013. Chemical Screening to Identify Potential Breast Carcinogens Using Human Breast Cell Cultures: Genotoxicity. California Breast Cancer Research Symposium. May 17-18, 2013, Costa Mesa, California. Abstract PDF icon Poster
Pan, S., C. Yuan, A. Tagmount, R. Rudel, C. Vulpe, D. Leitman. 2013. Cross-Talk Between HER2 Agonists and Xenoestrogens Lead to a Synergistic Proliferation of Breast Cancer Cells. California Breast Cancer Research Symposium. May 17-18, 2013, Costa Mesa, California. Abstract PDF icon Poster
Dodson, RE, KM Rodgers, A Covaci, N Van den Eede, AC Ionas, AC Dirtu, LJ Perovich, JG Brody, RA Rudel. 2013. Health Risks From Flame Retardants In California Homes. Sixth International Symposium On Flame Retardants. April 7-10, 2013, San Francisco, California. Abstract
Rudel, R., J. Ackerman, C. Vulpe. 2013. In Vitro Predictive Toxicology for Breast Cancer. 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology. March 10–14, 2013, San Antonio, Texas. Abstract
Dodson, R., M. Nishioka, L. Standley, L. Perovich, J. Brody, R. Rudel. 2011. What Do We Know About What Is in Personal Care Products? 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America. November 13-17, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
Schaider, L.A., R.A. Rudel, J.M. Ackerman, S.C. Dunagan, J.G. Brody. 2011. Pharmaceuticals, Perfluorinated Compounds and Other Organic Wastewater Compounds in Private Drinking Water Wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America. November 13-17, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
Dodson, R., L. Perovich, J. Brody, R. Rudel. 2011. Relationship Between House Dust and Indoor Air Concentrations: Applying Partitioning Theory to Empirical Data. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America. November 13-17, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
Schaider, LA. 2011. Organic wastewater compounds in public and private drinking water wells impacted by septic systems on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Northeast Water Science Forum: Science to Inform Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Product Management. April 27-29, 2011, Portland, Maine. PDF icon Abstract
Brody, J.G., G. Collman, S. Goho, R. Morello-Frosch, S. Patton. 2011. When pollution gets personal: Ethics of reporting on human exposures. Symposium presented at American Association for Advancement of Science Annual Meeting. February 20, 2011, Washington, DC. Description
Dodson, R, L Perovich, M Nishioka, J Spengler, J Vallarino, R Rudel. 2010. Long-term Integrated Sampling of Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Indoor Air: Measurement of Emerging Compounds Using Novel Active and Passive Sampling Methods. Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science & International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Seoul, Korea. Epidemiology. 22(1):S160, January 2011. doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000392165.56512.28. Abstract
Dodson, R, M Nishioka, L Standley, L Perovich, J Brody, R Rudel. 2010. Chemical Analysis of Household and Personal Care Products for Endocrine Disrupting Compounds and Other Chemicals of Emerging Concern. Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science & International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Seoul, Korea. Epidemiology. 22(1):S243-S244, January 2011. doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000392438.95492.34. Abstract
Adamkiewicz, G, R Dodson, A Zota, L Perovich, J Brody, R Rudel, J Spengler. 2010. Semi-volatile Organic Compounds Distributions in Residential Dust Samples From 5 US Communities: Key Lessons for Improving Residential Exposure Assessment. Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science & International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Seoul, Korea. Epidemiology. 22(1):S160-S161, January 2011. doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000392166.33641.22. Abstract
Dodson R, L Perovich, M Nishioka, J Spengler, J Vallarino, RA Rudel. 2010. Partitioning Theory Applied to Paired Indoor Air and House Dust SVOC Measurements: Implications for Residential Exposure Measurements in Epidemiology Studies. Joint Conference of International Society of Exposure Science & International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Seoul, Korea. Epidemiology. 22(1):S93, January 2011. doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000391952.94423.a4. Abstract
Schaider LA, JM Ackerman, SC Dunagan, JG Brody, RA Rudel. 2010. Organic Wastewater Compounds in Drinking Water Wells Impacted by Septic Systems. Annual North America Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Portland, Oregon. PDF icon Abstract
Rudel, RA. 2009. Residential Exposures to Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Consumer Products and Building Materials: Recent Findings and Future Directions. Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES). Minneapolis, Minnesota. PDF icon RudelISES2009.pdf
Dodson RE, JG Brody, RA Rudel. 2009. Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Paired Residential Indoor and Outdoor Air Samples from Two Northern California Communities: Comparisons and Relationships. Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES). Minneapolis, Minnesota. PDF icon DodsonISES2009.pdf
Zota AR1, G Adamkiewicz2, JD Spengler2, R Morello-Frosch3, JG Brody1, RA Rudel1; 1Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, 2Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 3Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management & School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. 2009. Cumulative Exposures to Thyroid Hormone Disrupting Compounds (PCBs and PBDEs) in Residential House Dust. Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES). Minneapolis, Minnesota PDF icon zotaISES2009.pdf
Dodson RE, KR Attfield, RA Rudel. 2009. Green buildings and indoor air quality: Lessons learned from household exposure studies. Healthy Buildings 2009 Conference and Exhibition. Syracuse, New York. PDF icon Abstract, PDF icon Poster
Brody JG, RG Altman, R Morello-Frosch, P Brown, C Adams, RA Rudel. 2008. Reporting Individual-level Exposure Measurements to Participants in Intervention Studies for Emerging Contaminants. Joint Annual Conference on Exposure and Health in a Global Environment. Pasadena, California. PDF icon Abstract
Dodson RE, LJ Standley, JG Brody, RA Rudel. 2008. Development of an Evidence-based Intervention Study to Reduce Exposures to Contaminants in Consumer Products. Joint Annual Conference on Exposure and Health in a Global Environment. Pasadena, California. PDF icon Abstract
Dodson RE, RA Rudel, E Newton, JG Brody. 2008. Urinary Pesticide Concentrations and Their Relationship to Air and Dust Concentrations and Household Predictors. Joint Annual Conference on Exposure and Health in a Global Environment. Pasadena, California. PDF icon Abstract
Rudel RA, RE Dodson, E Newton, AR Zota, JG Brody. 2008. Correlations between urinary phthalate metabolites and phthalates, estrogenic compounds 4-Butyl phenol, and some pesticides in home indoor air and house dust. Joint Annual Conference on Exposure and Health in a Global Environment. Pasadena, California. PDF icon Rudeletal(Phthalates).pdf
Morello-Frosch, RA, AR Zota, RA Rudel, C Perez, J Tovar, P Brown, R Dodson, JG Brody. 2008. Community-based participatory exposure assessment in an environmental justice community: preliminary results and communication. Joint Annual Conference on Exposure and Health in a Global Environment. Pasadena, California. PDF icon Abstract
Zota, AR, RA Rudel, RA Morello-Frosch, JG Brody. 2008. Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: Unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards? Joint Annual Conference on Exposure and Health in a Global Environment. Pasadena, California. PDF icon Abstract
Zota, AR, RA Rudel, RA Morello-Frosch, DE Camann, JG Brody. 2007. Regional variation in levels of indoor polybrominated diphenyl ethers may reflect differences in fire safety regulations for consumer products. 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Analysis. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. PDF icon Abstract
Standley, LJ, RA Rudel, CH Swartz, KR Attfield, JG Brody. 2006. Contamination of surface ponds on Cape Cod, MA, by EDCs and pharmaceuticals from septic-contaminated groundwater. North American Meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November, Montreal, Canada. PDF icon Abstract
Morello-Frosch, R, JG Brody, M Frye, P Brown, RG Altman, RA Rudel, C Perez. 2006. Right-to-know, the right-to-act, and the right not-to-know: Ethical and scientific dilemmas of reporting data in biomonitoring and environmental exposure studies. 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
Brody, JG. 2006. Cancer and environmental health: A collaborative model of engagement. 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
Attfield, K, T Kennedy, A Just, S Gray, R Rudel, JG Brody. 2006. Developing computer mapping tools for public access to environmental health information. 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, November, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
McKelvey, W, RA Rudel, V Cortessis, JG Brody. 2003. Is there an association between cryptorchidism or hypospadias in a son and a mother’s risk of breast cancer? Presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Epidemiologic Research; June 11–14, Atlanta, Georgia. American Journal of Epidemiology 157(suppl 11): S39. (not available online)
Kennedy, T, JG Brody, JN Gardner. 2003. Modeling historical environmental exposures using GIS: Implications for disease surveillance. Presented at the ESRI Health GIS Conference, May 4–7, 2003, Arlington, Virginia. Abstract
Kennedy, T, JG Brody. 2003. Spatial data accuracy and historical exposure assessment in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study: Implications for wide-area disease surveillance and mapping. Presented at the EUROHEIS/SAHSU Conference, March 30–31, Östersund, Sweden. (not available online)
Brody, JG. 2002. The promise of the future: The Eighth Annual Survivors’ Seminar and Luncheon Event. Presented at the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. October 12, Cincinnati, Ohio. (not available online)
Brody, JG, R Polk, AM Menting, CH Swartz, RA Rudel. 2002. Beyond “I don’t know”: responsible and effective strategies to communicate results of exposure assessment for endocrine disruptors to study participants and communities in a breast cancer study. Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)/ International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA). Epidemiology 13(4):S253. (not available online)
Swartz, CH, RA Rudel, JR Kachajian, JG Brody. 2002. Indicators of wastewater and land use impacts on public drinking water: Historical reconstruction of exposure on Cape Cod, MA. Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)/ International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA). Epidemiology 13(4):S191. (not available online)
Rudel, RA, CH Swartz, JG Brody, DM Camann, A Yau, M Zuniga, JD Spangler. 2002. Residential indoor air and dust measures for pesticides, alkylphenols, phthalates, and other endocrine disruptors. Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)/International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA). Epidemiology 13(4):S198. (not available online)
Brody, JG, CH Swartz, T Kennedy, RA Rudel. 2002. Historical pesticide exposure assessment using a geographic information system and self-report in a breast cancer study. Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)/International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA). Epidemiology 13(4):S209. (not available online)
Brody, JG, RA Rudel. 2002. Environmental pollutants and breast cancer: using GIS and environmental sampling in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study. Presented at National Institute’s Environmental Health Sciences meeting. June 10, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (not available online)
Rudel, RA. 2002. Residential indoor air and dust measurements of phthalates and other EDCs. Effective Risk Management of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. January 29–30, Cincinnati, Ohio. (not available online)
Rudel, RA, JG Brody, D Camann, A Yau, JD Spengler, J Vallarino. 2001. Characterization of residential exposures to a wide range of endocrine-active compounds in the context of a breast cancer epidemiologic study. Presented at e.hormone 2001: The Cutting Edge of Endocrine Disruptor Research, Tulane University. October 20, New Orleans, Louisiana. (not available online)
O’Leary, ES, CH Swartz, JG Brody, RA Rudel. 2001. GIS in exposure assessment for pesticides in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study and the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project. Presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting. October 24, Atlanta, Georgia. (not available online)
McCormick, S, R Polk, P Brown, JG Brody. 2001. Public involvement in breast cancer research: an analysis and model for future research. Presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting. October 24, Atlanta, Georgia. (not available online)
Rudel, RA, D Barr, JG Brody. 2001. Characterizing exposure to a wide range of chemicals of interest for breast cancer research: Indoor air and dust and urinary measure for pesticides, endocrine disruptors, and animal mammary carcinogens. Presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting, October 24, Atlanta, Georgia. (not available online)
Gardner, J, T Kennedy, JG Brody. 2001. Emerging GIS capabilities for disease surveillance, environmental hazard identification, ecologic analyses, and individual-level exposure assessment for health studies. Presented at the American Public Health Association Meeting. October 24, Atlanta, Georgia. (not available online)
Rudel, RA, B Davis. 2001. Breast cancer: Issues in screening and testing of potential human carcinogens. Symposium for 2001 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California. (not available online)
Camann, DE, JS Colt, SL Teitelbaum, RA Rudel, RM Hart, MD Gammon. 2000. Pesticide and PAH distributions in house dust from seven areas of USA. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 21st Annual Meeting. Nashville, Tennessee. (not available online)
Maxwell, NI, SJ Melly, R. Polk, T Mangione, JG Brody. 2000. Are environmental exposures of interest for breast cancer risk linked to socioeconomic characteristics? The 128th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. November 12–16, Boston, Massachusetts. Abstract
Maxwell, NI, S. Melly, J Gardner, C Soto, C Spaulding, JG Brody. 2000. Enhanced community cancer surveillance using GIS and ecological analysis: Breast cancer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)/ International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA). Epidemiology 11(4):S110. (not available online)
Brody, JG, SJ Melly, RA Rudel, NI Maxwell. 2000. GIS exposure assessment for pesticides and drinking water in the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study. Annual Conference of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE)/International Society of Exposure Analysis (ISEA). Epidemiology 11(4):S102. (not available online)
Rudel, RA, D Camann, PW Geno, N Ho, M Ortiz, A Yau, JD Spengler, J Vallarino, JG Brody. 2000. Identification of animal mammary carcinogens and hormonally active chemicals in residential air and dust samples. International Society for Exposure Analysis Meeting. Monterey, California. (not available online)
Melly, SJ. 1999. Assessing environmental exposures in a study of breast cancer on Cape Cod. US NEHA/EPA Conference on the Right-to-Know. Denver, Colorado. (not available online)
Melly, SJ. 1999. Using a geographic information system (GIS) to investigate links between breast cancer and the environment. World Conference on Breast Cancer. Ottawa, Canada. (not available online)
Melly, SJ, NI Maxwell, YT Joyce, JG Brody. 1998. Exploratory data analysis in a study of breast cancer and the environment. Geographic Information Systems in Public Health, 3rd National Conference. San Diego, California. Abstract
Rudel, RA, AM Soto, C Sonnenschein, M Luizzi, B Weill, SJ Melly, PW Geno, JG Brody. 1998. Estrogenic components in wastewater, septage, and groundwater: A comparison between chemical analysis and results from an MCF-7 cell proliferation bioassay. NIEHS/US EPA Endocrine Disruptor Investigators Meeting. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (not available online)
Melly, SJ, NI Maxwell, YT Joyce, JG Brody. 1998. Characterizing the environmental features of a region for a community level health study of breast cancer. Geographic Information Systems in Public Health, 3rd National Conference. San Diego, California. (not available online)
Brody, JG, A Aschengrau, RA Rudel. 1997. Occupational history module of the breast cancer core questionnaire. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, Indiana. (not available online)
Melly, SJ, RA Rudel, AM Soto, C Sonnenschein, M Fernandez, JG Brody. 1996. Potential exposure to estrogenic chemicals via drinking water from a vulnerable aquifer: Pairing chemical analysis with a bioassay. Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis and the International Society for Exposure Assessment. New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract
Melly, SJ, SR Swedis, RA Rudel, YT Joyce, JG Brody. 1996. Environmental Factors in breast cancer: Enhancing an ecological epidemiology study through the use of a geographic information system. Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis and the International Society for Exposure Assessment. New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract