Whether it’s tracking toxic chemicals in drinking water or uncovering new mechanisms by which chemicals trigger breast cancer, we publish updates about our work throughout the year.

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Recent News

An internationally renowned cancer epidemiologist, Dr. Terry was chosen for her leadership and expertise in environmental risk factors for breast cancer, as well as her commitment to breast cancer prevention, community engagement, and health equity. 

EPA announced drinking water standards for six PFAS chemicals, marking the first time in more than 20 years the federal agency has set an enforceable limit on a new unregulated drinking water contaminant.

In a comment submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), scientists at Silent Spring Institute say the agency’s pesticide safety reviews overlook pesticides that could increase breast cancer risk.

The honor recognizes Dr. Schaider as “a trailblazer" in water quality research, specifically focused on unregulated drinking water contaminants and safeguarding historically marginalized communities from environmental chemical exposures. 

Silent Spring scientists advance understanding of how endocrine disrupting chemicals influence breast cancer risk.

New study finds Black women and people with less formal education are more likely to use scented and scent-altering menstrual and intimate care products, which could lead to higher exposures to harmful chemicals. 

A look at how community-based participatory research (CBPR) can be an effective tool for protecting women workers from hazardous chemical exposures on the job and creating healthier work environments.

Major cancer centers host a one-day series on the state of the science and the role physicians, nurses, community leaders, and public health practitioners play in engaging on environmental chemicals and cancer risk reduction. 

In a comment submitted to EPA, Silent Spring affirms its support for the agency’s new proposed drinking water standard for PFAS chemicals.

New study links the disproportionate siting of sources of PFAS pollution—such as major manufacturers, airports, military bases, wastewater treatment plants, and landfills—near watersheds serving these communities.