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Breast Cancer and the Environment
Fast food packaging contains potentially harmful chemicals
Toxic Chemicals Widespread in Household Dust
Study identifies sources of drinking water contamination for millions of Americans
Drugs and other contaminants found in private drinking wells on Cape Cod
Lower doses of common product ingredient might increase breast cancer risk
Participants in Personal Genome Project weigh risks and benefits of data sharing
WCVB 5 News - Local study to test for common household toxins
Consumer Reports - Flame Retardant Chemicals Found in More People
C&EN - Tracing the chemistry of household dust
Boston Magazine - Study: Fast Food Is Bad for You, Inside and Out
Environmental Health News - Fast food with a side of fluorinated chemicals
FairWarning - Ketchup or PFAS With Those Fries?
CBS News - Are there toxins in your fast food packaging?
Chicago Tribune - Potentially dangerous chemicals found in fast-food wrappers, researchers find
Health - Another Reason to Never Eat Fast Food Again (That Has Nothing to Do With Fat)
WebMD - Many Fast-Food Containers Have Risky Chemical
Reuters - Toxic chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging
Consumer Reports - Harmful Chemicals Might Be Lurking in Fast-Food Packaging
CNN - Report finds chemicals in one-third of fast food packaging
TreeHugger - Study finds fast food packaging rife with harmful chemicals
The Washington Post - Researchers find ‘another reason’ to avoid fast food: Chemicals in the packaging
Silent Spring to present on environmental chemicals and breast cancer at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 3 and April 5
Dr. Margaret Kripke, Silent Spring board member, to discuss environmental carcinogenesis at the Annual AACR Meeting, April 1
AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting: Discussion on Community-Scientist Partnerships, February 18
Dr. Laurel Schaider to speak at the Flame Retardant Dilemma and Beyond Symposium, February 10
Dr. Laurel Schaider to present at the 4th Annual Cape Coastal Conference, December 6 and 7
The 19th Annual Festival of Giving Trees: Supporting breast cancer research, December 1-4
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Chemicals that cause human breast cancer cells to grow in the laboratory are found in such common consumer goods as detergents, hand lotion, plastic toys, pesticides, and plastic food wraps.
Silent Spring Institute researches the environment and women’s health, with a focus on breast cancer prevention.