Silent Spring Institute Featured in Cape Newspapers

This article was published in the Harwich Oracle, Wareham Courier, Mashpee Enterprise, Sandwich Enterprise, and Bourne Enterprise in late August. TAKE ACTION: after reading the article below, be sure to sign the petition in support of Silent Spring Institute’s water research! Funding Lost, Silent Spring Presses On Stunned by the Failure of the state legislature to […]

The Boston Globe Denounces Toxics Action as “Chemophobia”

The Boston Globe article “Worried too much about chemicals? You could have chemophobia,” asks “Which causes more harm? A) pesticides and other synthetic chemicals sprayed on fruits and vegetables, or B) salmonella and other microbes living on such produce.” We respond, why do we need to compare two undesirable health conditions? The article is based […]

TURI Releases Carcinogens Report

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) recently released the report, Opportunities for Cancer Prevention: Trends in the Use and Release of Carcinogens in Massachusetts as a part of a comprehensive cancer prevention strategy. Emphasis of toxics use reduction is on changing manufacturing strategies and processes to reduce the use of carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals) and […]

The “Chemical Safety Improvement Act” Isn’t an Improvement!

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), introduced by Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersy along with Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana, is the most recently attempt to update our chemical management policy, the Toxic Substances Control Act. It is a bipartisan counterpart, or replacement, to the Safe Chemicals Act but does not include the […]

Make Human Health Part of Wastewater Decisions!

Earlier this year, the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition requested $375,000 in state funding for sister organization Silent Spring Institute so that they can expand their research on emerging contaminants in water on Cape Cod and in Southeastern Massachusetts. The Senate budget was recently released without funding for Silent Spring Institute. This research is needed to […]