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John Rachow, MD

Oxford, Iowa
PSR Affiliation: Past President (2011); member, National Board

Why PSR?

Becoming a Grandpa was a personal  milestone that triggered a new understanding of the fate of the earth and the imperative to act collaboratively with an enduring, respected organization like PSR.  

Biographical sketch

PhD (Chemical Engineering), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1976

MD, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1976

Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Iowa, Department of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Specializations:  Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Geriatrics

PSR Iowa Steering Committee since 2002

PSR board member since 2007 and PSR Board President 2011

PSR interests:  Human existential threat of nuclear war, transgenerational legacy of the nuclear power fuel cycle, global warming, toxics (coal & hydraulic fracturing), and personal gun violence prevention

To request Dr. Rachow as a speaker, please email psrnatl@psr.org or call 202-667-4260.

In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.