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  • CA wildfires bring toxic exposures to communities

    The wildfires in California are a public health disaster. In the short term, residents of the impacted areas must deal with toxic air filled with particulates. In the longer term, residents and families must contend with the dust or ash left behind and what’s in it, which could include asbestos and lead, both of which are extremely harmful to human health.

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  • Algae Blooms Threaten Drinking Water

    The Clean Water Rule would protect the drinking water supplies for millions of U.S. residents. However, the EPA is seeking to repeal the 2015 rule and replace it with a less health-protective standard. In support of the Clean Water Act and associated Clean Water Rule, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood writes in the New York Times opinion page that failing to support implementation of these laws is "equivalent to medical malpractice."

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    International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for accomplishing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. PSR worked with ICAN to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. PSR is an ICAN partner organization that joined civil society efforts spanning 100 countries to advocate for an international ban against nuclear weapons.

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  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark treaty that marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. The TPNW is a sign of progress showcasing agreement among the international community that nuclear weapons are illegitimate weapons of mass destruction that must be eliminated. The medical community played a leadership role in advocating for the TPNW as a public health solution to growing nuclear dangers.

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Thursday, November 9th


to honor
the UN Treaty on the
Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

and
PSR Board Member
Ira Helfand, MD

at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Washington, DC

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PSR Board Member Ira Helfand, MD
Co-President IPPNW

Want to learn more about the lead visionary we'll be honoring at A Celebration of Visionary Leaders?
Read this interview with Ira Helfand from 2014.

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Health Implications of Southwest Virginia's Energy Choices

An educational forum for health professionals on the health effects of proposed natural gas infrastructure and of renewable energy sources. 5:30 - 8:00 pm on October 26, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke.

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Learn about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on human health, communities, and the planet.
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