Silent Spring Institute

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Organization: Silent Spring Institute
Country: USA

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Identification of selected hormonally active agents and animal mammary carcinogens in commercial and residential air and dust samples
    R A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 51:499-513. 2001
  2. ncbi Environmental pollutants, diet, physical activity, body size, and breast cancer: where do we stand in research to identify opportunities for prevention?
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Cancer 109:2627-34. 2007
  3. pmc Improving disclosure and consent: "is it safe?": new ethics for reporting personal exposures to environmental chemicals
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA 0245, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1547-54. 2007
  4. pmc PCB-containing wood floor finish is a likely source of elevated PCBs in residents' blood, household air and dust: a case study of exposure
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 7:2. 2008
  5. doi Wastewater-contaminated groundwater as a source of endogenous hormones and pharmaceuticals to surface water ecosystems
    Laurel J Standley
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 150, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:2457-68. 2008
  6. ncbi Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards?
    Ami R Zota
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8158-64. 2008
  7. doi Evaluating methods for predicting indoor residential volatile organic compound concentration distributions
    Robin E Dodson
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:682-93. 2009
  8. pmc Maternal blood manganese levels and infant birth weight
    Ami R Zota
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epidemiology 20:367-73. 2009
  9. pmc Linking exposure assessment science with policy objectives for environmental justice and breast cancer advocacy: the northern California household exposure study
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts St, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S600-9. 2009
  10. ncbi Environmental pollutants and breast cancer: epidemiologic studies
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Cancer 109:2667-711. 2007

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi Identification of selected hormonally active agents and animal mammary carcinogens in commercial and residential air and dust samples
    R A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    J Air Waste Manag Assoc 51:499-513. 2001
    ..In a single sample from one home, 27 of the target compounds were detected in dust and 15 in air, providing an indication of chemical mixtures to which humans are typically exposed...
  2. ncbi Environmental pollutants, diet, physical activity, body size, and breast cancer: where do we stand in research to identify opportunities for prevention?
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Cancer 109:2627-34. 2007
    ..Investments in research on environmental factors in breast cancer have potentially large public health benefits...
  3. pmc Improving disclosure and consent: "is it safe?": new ethics for reporting personal exposures to environmental chemicals
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA 0245, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:1547-54. 2007
    ..Our discussion is informed by our experience with 120 women in a study of 89 pollutants in homes and by interviews with other researchers and institutional review board staff...
  4. pmc PCB-containing wood floor finish is a likely source of elevated PCBs in residents' blood, household air and dust: a case study of exposure
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 7:2. 2008
    ..PCBs were also used widely in building materials, including caulks and paints, but few studies have evaluated the contribution of these exposures to body burden...
  5. doi Wastewater-contaminated groundwater as a source of endogenous hormones and pharmaceuticals to surface water ecosystems
    Laurel J Standley
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 150, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Toxicol Chem 27:2457-68. 2008
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  6. ncbi Elevated house dust and serum concentrations of PBDEs in California: unintended consequences of furniture flammability standards?
    Ami R Zota
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 42:8158-64. 2008
    ..0 vs 38.5 (p = 0.002)]. Elevated PBDE exposures in California may result from the state's furniture flammability standards; our results suggest the need for further research in a larger representative sample...
  7. doi Evaluating methods for predicting indoor residential volatile organic compound concentration distributions
    Robin E Dodson
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 19:682-93. 2009
    ..On the basis of our findings, exposure-monitoring studies should report the distribution statistics for I-O differences and, if the data are available, for source strengths...
  8. pmc Maternal blood manganese levels and infant birth weight
    Ami R Zota
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epidemiology 20:367-73. 2009
    ..High manganese exposures have been associated with negative reproductive outcomes in animals, but few epidemiologic studies have examined the effects of human fetal manganese exposure...
  9. pmc Linking exposure assessment science with policy objectives for environmental justice and breast cancer advocacy: the northern California household exposure study
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts St, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S600-9. 2009
    ..We compared an urban fence-line community (neighboring an oil refinery) and a nonindustrial community in an exposure study focusing on pollutants of interest with respect to breast cancer and environmental justice...
  10. ncbi Environmental pollutants and breast cancer: epidemiologic studies
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Cancer 109:2667-711. 2007
    ..Substantial research progress in the last 5 years suggests that the investigation of environmental pollutants will lead to strategies to reduce breast cancer risk...
  11. ncbi Chemicals causing mammary gland tumors in animals signal new directions for epidemiology, chemicals testing, and risk assessment for breast cancer prevention
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusett 02458, USA
    Cancer 109:2635-66. 2007
    ..org/environment. Valuable information from cancer bioassays is not well utilized in risk assessment and regulatory processes, suggesting a need to strengthen chemicals testing and risk assessment as tools for breast cancer prevention...
  12. ncbi Using GIS and historical records to reconstruct residential exposure to large-scale pesticide application
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 12:64-80. 2002
    ..Studies such as this one have the potential to identify preventable causes of disease and guide public policies...
  13. pmc Environmental pollutants and breast cancer
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 111:1007-19. 2003
    ..Substantial work is needed in exposure assessment, toxicology, and susceptibility before we can expect a pay-off from large epidemiologic studies of breast cancer and environment...
  14. ncbi Historical reconstruction of wastewater and land use impacts to groundwater used for public drinking water: exposure assessment using chemical data and GIS
    Christopher H Swartz
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02148, USA
    J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 13:403-16. 2003
    ..As expected, the results suggest that adequate characterization of water quality heterogeneity within water supplies is an important component of exposure assessment methodologies in health studies investigating impacted drinking water...
  15. ncbi Phthalates, alkylphenols, pesticides, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, and other endocrine-disrupting compounds in indoor air and dust
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 37:4543-53. 2003
    ..This study provides a basis for prioritizing toxicology and exposure research for individual EDCs and mixtures and provides new tools for exposure assessment in health studies...
  16. pmc Breast cancer risk and historical exposure to pesticides from wide-area applications assessed with GIS
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 112:889-97. 2004
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  17. pmc Community-initiated breast cancer and environment studies and the precautionary principle
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:920-5. 2005
    ..They leave unanswered questions about when to invest in large epidemiologic studies, when negative results are sufficient, and how to pursue ambiguous positive results in further research and policy...
  18. pmc Breast cancer risk and drinking water contaminated by wastewater: a case control study
    Julia Green Brody
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, MA 02458, USA
    Environ Health 5:28. 2006
    ..We conducted a case-control study to investigate whether exposure to drinking water contaminated by wastewater increases the risk of breast cancer...
  19. pmc Estimating correlation with multiply censored data arising from the adjustment of singly censored data
    Elizabeth Newton
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:221-8. 2007
    ..ck.taub tends toward zero. Least biased is cp.mle2, however, it has higher variance than some of the other estimators. Overall, cs.det performs the worst and cp.mle2 the best...
  20. pmc Semivolatile endocrine-disrupting compounds in paired indoor and outdoor air in two northern California communities
    Ruthann A Rudel
    Silent Spring Institute, 29 Crafts Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 44:6583-90. 2010
    ..2-0.6, p<0.05), indicating possible shared sources and highlighting the importance of considering mixtures in health studies...

Research Grants9

  1. Risk Factors for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
    Julia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The study builds on the Cape Cod Breast Cancer and Environment Study of invasive breast cancer and additional grants that currently support the proposed study of DCIS. ..
  2. Impact of Environmental Pollutants on Breast Cancer and*
    Julia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  3. Linking Breast Cancer Advocacy and Environmental Justice
    Julia Brody; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..links breast cancer and environmental justice advocacy through a variety of approaches conducted by Silent Spring Institute, a community-based breast cancer research organization; Communities for a Better Environment, an ..
  4. Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Individual Biomonitoring and Person
    Rachel Morello Frosch; Fiscal Year: 2010
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  5. Ethical and Legal Challenges in Communicating Individual Biomonitoring and Person
    JULIA G contact BRODY; Fiscal Year: 2011
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