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  • Academic Symposium on the Health Impacts of the Fracking Industry

    The Student PSR-Penn State Hershey Chapter will host a symposium on April 26 about the health impacts of the unconventional natural gas (fracking) industry. Learn about research by Yale's Dr. Nicole Deziel on the carcinogenic nature of the chemicals used; Johns Hopkins' Dr. Brian Schwartz on the epidemiological data on asthma and fracking drill sites; and PSR's own Dr. Pouné Saberi on methane gas from the fracking industry and its impact on human health, especially as it relates to global climate disruption.

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  • Historic ban treaty victory at the UN

    On October 27, the world took a giant step toward true nuclear disarmament. In a stunning victory for PSR and our international affiliates IPPNW and ICAN, the UN First Committee adopted resolution L.41 by a vote of 123 nations in favor, 38 opposed (including, unfortunately, the United States) and 16 abstentions. As a result, negotiations will begin in 2017 toward a nuclear weapons ban treaty.

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  • Everyday chemicals cost us billions

    Hormone-disrupting chemicals cost the U.S. $340 billion annually in health care expenses and lost wages. These chemicals can be found in electronics, car seats, makeup and food packaging among other consumer products. Learn more about hormone disruptors and tips to reduce exposure here.

  • PSR calls on President Obama: Expand renewable energy, energy efficiency

    With states across the nation assessing how to implement the Clean Power Plan, PSR calls on President Obama to recommend: Reduce carbon pollution by replacing coal with clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, along with energy efficiency. These health- and climate-protective approaches should be selected over natural gas and nuclear power. Are you a health professional? Add your name to our sign-on letter.

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Focus Areas

  • Environment and Health

    PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses toxics and global warming -- challenges to life and well-being that pervade the entire planet.

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  • Nuclear Weapons

    The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing:  nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.

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  • Nuclear Power

    The Nuclear Power 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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Action Alerts

  • Tell the EPA: Don't delay methane protections

    Tell the EPA: don't delay the proposed rule to capture leaking methane gas. Our health and the health of the climate cannot wait!

  • Tell Congress—defend the Clean Air Act against Big Oil!

    President Trump, his new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and some in Congress are attempting to block or weaken clean air and climate protections like the Clean Power Plan. Tell your member of Congress to support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan.

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Robert Little, MD
4621 Tarryton Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17109
717-497-9282 (o)