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Research Director Ruthann Rudel to discuss innovative approaches to breast cancer prevention, October 27 at 1 p.m. ET.

October 27, 2016, 01:00pm
Given that breast cancer impacts 1 in every 8 women in the US, it's important to look at the methods for prevention.  The Collaborative on Health and Environment is hosting a teleconference on the topic of breast cancer prevention and screening. Ruthann Rudel, Director of Research at Silent Spring Institute, and Dr. Robert Hiatt, Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF, will discuss innovative approaches to breast cancer prevention and screening.

College Campuses Take on Flame Retardants: The Healthy Green Campus Project, October 20 at 8:30 a.m. with Robin Dodson and Kathryn Rodgers

October 20, 2016, 08:30am
College campuses in Boston and Massachusetts can now buy furniture free of harmful flame retardant chemicals thanks to recent changes in furniture flammability standards. On October 20, there will be a presentation and panel discussion on this new policy. Robin Dodson and Kathryn Rodgers of Silent Spring Institute will join others to discuss the Healthy Green Campus project and how universitites can reduce their exposure to potentailly harmful chemicals in dorm builings. Participants will learn about evidence that can be used to support institutional policies that protect public health.

Gala Celebration

October 18, 2016, 06:00pm
From all of us at Silent Spring Institute, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all our friends and supporters for making this year’s gala celebration a tremendous success! Thanks to your generosity, we raised more than $350,000 to support Silent Spring’s groundbreaking research on the links between environmental chemicals and breast cancer. What’s more, we met our $100,000 Challenge, raising much needed funds for our Healthy Green Campus Project—an integral part of our breast cancer prevention research.

Personalized Decision Making in Breast Cancer Webinar with Dr. Erban, October 13 at 12:30 p.m.

October 13, 2016, 12:30pm
The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is hosting a free webinar on October 13 with Dr. John Erban of Tufts Medical Center Cancer Center. The webinar will focus on personalized decision making in breast cancer and the importance of prevention. Dr. Erban is the Clinical Director and Associate Director for Clinical Science at Tufts Medical Center. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Silent Spring Institute.

Silent Spring Institute Research Update

October 13, 2016, 12:00pm
Come hear scientists from Silent Spring Institute discuss their latest research. Dr. Laurel Schaider, PhD, research scientist in environmental chemistry and engineering who heads Silent Spring’s water research program, will present her research on chemicals of concern in drinking water on Cape Cod.  Data scientist and software developer Herb Susmann will present a new biomonitoring project for tracking people’s everyday exposures to common household toxics.

Silent Spring and Follain Boston - Beacon Hill: Healthy Living Tips with Kathryn Rodgers, September 14 at 5 p.m.

September 14, 2016, 05:00pm
Join us in Beacon Hill on September 14 from 5:00pm-7:00pm for a panel discussion with Kathryn Rodgers 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.

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.

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!