Study Shows Advanced Breast Cancer Increasing in Women 25-39

Results from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that advanced breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread to the bones, brain or lungs) is increasing in young women. The study, conducted by Rebecca Johnson, analyzed data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database dating […]

Silent Spring Institute Executive Director Quoted in Environmental Health News

Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, is quoted once again in an article about environmental links to disease!  This article, published in Environmental Health News today, discusses a cohort study of investigating diseases over time. These studies are significant not only in that they enable researchers to see how disease progresses throughout an individual’s life […]

Silent Spring Institute Director of Research Quoted in Environmental Health News

An article published today in Environmental Health News quotes Ruthann Rudel, Director of Research at our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute.  The article, titled “Breast Cancer and the Environment: Women’s Exposures Early in Life Could Unlock Mysteries” byLindsey Konkel follows the Federal Interagency Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment and asks critical questions about […]

New Report Finds Toxic Flame Retardants in Children’s Nap Mats

A report commissioned by the Center for Environment and Health and co-released by the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow finds chemical flame retardants in children’s nap mats. Our sister organization, Silent Spring Institute, has also conducted research on flame retardants. They found these chemicals in the house dust of most homes sampled, often at levels […]

UN & WHO Panel Recognizes Risk of Endocrine Disruptors

On Tuesday February 19, 2013 an international panel of expert scientists released a report for the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nationals Environment Programme titled, “State of the Science: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals”.  This report acknowledges the threat to human health posed by endocrine disruptors, or compounds that mimic natural hormones or otherwise disrupt hormone […]