Environmental Toxins

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” by Lindsey Konkel follows the Federal Interagency Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment and asks critical questions … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Federal Report Prioritizes Prevention

Earlier this week the Federal Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC) released a monumental report “Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention.” The Massachusetts Breast Cancer (MBCC) is ecstatic that breast cancer prevention and environmental links to the disease are gaining attention from the federal government. We want you to share in … Read more