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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.

Here, you’ll find the latest news about our research and our impact. For detailed news about individual projects, please explore Our Science.

Our scientists are also available for interviews, to assist in developing story ideas and provide expert commentary and analysis.

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Alexandra Goho
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Recent News

Silent Spring Institute has embarked on a new research effort to develop high throughput screening tools for identifying chemicals most likely to increase breast cancer risk.

Silent Spring Institute’s perspective on the report’s top take-home points related to environmental chemicals

Results demonstrate widespread impact of wastewater, primarily from septic systems, on Cape groundwater and drinking water.

Study shows food packaging is a major source of exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals BPA and DEHP in children and adults.

Study confirms indoor uses of consumer products are the primary sources of endocrine disrupting exposures in indoor air, and shows that indoor levels are higher than those outdoors.

 First major federal statement to call attention to the potential to prevent cancer by focusing on environmental chemicals.

State and federal governments consider imposing new fire standards that would expand use of flame retardants

The most comprehensive review to date of scientific research on environmental factors that may increase risk of the disease.

The Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study became a national model for environmental health studies, laying the groundwork for future investigations. 

Study finds PBDE levels to be ten times higher in homes on Cape Cod than in European homes, where these chemicals are being phased out because of their suspected toxic effects.