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

We identified 17 types of chemicals that should be top targets for breast cancer prevention. These include chemicals in gasoline, diesel and other vehicle exhaust, flame retardants, stain-resistant textiles, paint removers, and disinfection byproducts in drinking water.

Study is among the first to examine the impact of septic systems on groundwater used for drinking supplies

Citing Silent Spring research, a major federal interagency report calls for greater investment in research on breast cancer prevention.

Study finds most houses had levels of at least one flame retardant that exceeded a federal health guideline.

Largest study to date analyzes consumer products for a wide range of chemicals associated with hormonal effects and asthma.  

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.