The Private Wells Tool was developed by scientists at Silent Spring Institute, an independent scientific research organization that focuses on the links between environmental chemicals and health. The Institute has more than two decades of experience studying contaminants in drinking water—in both public and private water wells—as well as identifying sources of contamination such as wastewater and industrial releases. The tool draws upon Silent Spring’s pioneering work developing best practices for sharing chemical exposure results with the public.
The interactive tool was made possible thanks to the leadership and support of the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC). Through its educational and outreach activities, MBCC has long advocated for safe drinking water in Massachusetts and stronger policies that protect communities from hazardous chemicals.
The project is supported by funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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