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Many Toxic Flame Retardants Found in Household Dust

Flame retardants sound like a good idea to prevent our couches and computers and carpets from combusting. Yet these chemicals also accumulate and linger in our homes, sometimes winding up in household dust at levels of health concern. That was one of the central findings of a recent Silent Spring Institute study, the first to … Read more

Water Concerns Go Beyond Nitrates by Laurel Schaider, Silent Spring Institute research scientist A recent environmental summit organized by the Association to Preserve Cape Cod concluded that nutrient pollution is the most important environmental issue on Cape Cod. The problems caused by nutrients in Cape groundwater are apparent. Nutrients, especially nitrate, are causing excessive growth … Read more

Silent Spring on Hidden Toxins

Consumer Products Contain Potentially Harmful Chemicals Not Listed on Labels Health conscious consumers often pore over product labels trying to avoid certain ingredients. But those labels can be incomplete. A new Silent Spring Institute study shows that everyday products contain a wide range of potentially harmful chemicals, including many that are not listed on product … Read more