A dancer leaps into the air, a swimmer dives into a pond, and a model pivots at the end of a runway—all in support of the mission of Silent Spring Institute. Since its inception, the Institute has been the recipient of the good graces—and creative fundraising efforts—of many supporters. There have been swims against the tide, midsummer fashion shows, and evenings of song. Salons across Cape Cod and Eastern Massachusetts have held cut-a-thons on Valentine’s and Mother's Days. And volunteers have raised funds through PowerWalks, modern dance performances, and triathlons. In addition, the Institute hosts its own educational and inspirational events.

For more information about participating in an event or hosting one of your own, call Silent Spring at 617.332.4288 or email us at

Save the date for our gala celebration

October 18, 2016, 06:00pm
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Laurel Schaider to speak about contaminants of emerging concern at the Brewster Ponds Coalition's annual meeting

August 13, 2016, 09:00am
What's in your water? Find out on Saturday, August 13 when Dr. Laurel Schaider of the Silent Spring Institute speaks about Contaminants of Emerging Concern at The Brewster Ponds Coalition's Annual Meeting.

Tune in to CNN on July 1 to see Silent Spring Institute featured on Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man"

July 1, 2016, 10:00pm
Tune in to CNN on Friday July 1 at 10 p.m. EST to watch Morgan Spurlock’s show “Inside Man.” In the episode, Spurlock undergoes a “detox treatment” to rid his body of contaminants from everyday products. He enlists the help of Silent Spring Institute to determine his chemical body burden, and for guidance on how to reduce his exposures. Be sure to check it out!  

Silent Spring and Follain: Healthy Living Tips, June 21

June 21, 2016, 05:30pm
Join us in Beacon Hill on June 21 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. for a panel discussion at Follain. We will discuss breast cancer research, our shared mission, and simple steps to a healthier and safer life for you and your family.

Against the Tide 2016

June 18, 2016, 08:30am
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites you to join the 2016 Against the Tide events on June 18th in Hopkinton and on August 20th in Brewster. Against the Tide is comprised of many events, including both competitive and recreational 1-mile swims, USA Track & Field certified 5K and 10K races, a recreational 2-mile kayak and a 3-mile walk. You may participate in one or more of these activities. Additionally, there is an Aquathon option, which combines the competitive swim with either the 5K or 10K run. There is truly something for everyone!

See Dr. Laurel Schaider featured on National Geographic Wild's "When Sharks Attack", Friday June 17 at 6 p.m.

June 17, 2016, 06:00pm
Silent Spring will be featured on National Geographic Wild’s “When Sharks Attack.” In the show, scientists look for clues to explain the increased number of shark attacks on Cape Cod. As they explore the possible effects of antibiotics on shark behavior, the producers turn to Silent Spring’s Laurel Schaider to discuss the presence of drugs and other contaminants in the waters around Cape Cod.

Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Recognition Ceremony

June 8, 2016, 11:00am
Join the Toxics Use Reduction Institute in recognizing leaders who are making the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work on June 8 at the Massachusetts State House (Great Hall). The event will include presentation of awards at 11 a.m., with a light lunch, networking, exhibits, and photos to follow at 12 p.m. RSVP to Maria Scholl at 978-934-4964 or by sending an email:

MBCC Webinar: Inside Detox Me, a new mobile app from Silent Spring Institute

March 29, 2016, 12:30pm
Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition invites you to learn about an important new mobile app, Detox Me. Detox Me draws on 20 years of research by Silent Spring Institute on the health risks associated with everyday exposure to toxic chemicals in consumer products to offer clear science-based solutions for healthier living. Jessica Helm, creator of Detox Me and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Silent Spring Institute, will take us on a behind the scenes tour of the new app. How does it work? What's the science behind it? What makes it different from other apps?

CDC Private Well Community of Practice Webinar with Dr. Laurel Schaider

March 16, 2016, 11:00am
Join Dr. Laurel Schaider from Silent Spring Institute for a webinar titled "Septic systems as sources of pharmaceuticals, fluorinated chemicals, and other emerging contaminants in private wells on Cape Cod, Massachusetts." The webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Fluorinated Chemicals in Consumer Products and Drinking Water Webinar

February 25, 2016, 12:30pm
Register today for a free February 25th webinar (Fluorinated Chemicals in Consumer Products and Drinking Water: Health Concerns and Tips for Reducing Your Exposure) hosted by Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition featuring Dr. Laurel Schaider, Water Quality Scientist at Silent Spring Institute.