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  • Climate change degrades air quality, health

    Climate change actually increases air pollution by creating the conditions for more ground-level ozone and more wildfires. The result? Harm to the lungs, more heart attacks and strokes, and increased rates of premature death. Take a look at our newest "Climate Change Makes Me Sick" postcard and help educate about the dangers of air pollution!

  • Chernobyl Engineer in Hospital, 1986

    Chernobyl Remembered – and New Report

    On this 30th anniversary of the devastating disaster at Chernobyl, PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD looks back. Dr. Lockwood toured the then-USSR with a PSR delegation just six weeks after the explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spread radiation over western Soviet Union and Europe. PSR and IPPNW have released a new report on the health effects of Chernobyl and Fukushima.

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  • Petitioning for Strong Chemicals Policy Reform

    PSR joins the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Coalition in delivering more than 50,000 signatures to Congress asking for strong, health-protective chemicals policy reform. Learn what real reform should look like.

    Kathy Attar, PSR's Toxics Manager, appears at far left.

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  • Prepare yourself – climate change brings on the heat waves!

    Climate change will intensify heat waves, and health consequences are likely to follow. Intense heat can exacerbate respiratory diseases and cause heat stroke (delirium, convulsions, even death). In fact, heat waves already claim 1,300 deaths in the U.S. every year. Check out PSR's latest "Climate Change Makes Me Sick" e-postcards for more details, and help us educate by spreading the word.

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The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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What now, after the Supreme Court stay?

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