You don’t know what toxic chemicals lurk in the products you buy. Manufacturers won't tell you, and the government doesn't require disclosure. So PSR is joining with allies across the country, calling on major retailers to identify voluntarily whether the products they sell contain specified hazardous chemicals. If they do, we're asking the store to develop a plan to remove them.Read more »
PSR chapter leaders gathered in Tampa, Florida in early February for two days of learning, sharing best practices and planning for 2013. The annual gathering brought together more than 40 leaders ranging from first year medical students to 25 plus-year members. Sessions on fundraising, administrative effectiveness, online outreach and capacity building were featured and running through the sessions was an emphasis on collaborative partnerships. The conference was hosted by PSR/Florida's Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano Dunn.See photos »
In an event co-sponsored by PSR Iowa and Clean Air Muscatine, pediatrician and clean air advocate Dr. Yolanda Whyte recently spoke about creating a healthy environment at Musser Public Library in Muscatine, Iowa. Dr. Whyte’s experience serving rural communities and on medical missions informs her activism. Committed to inspiring others to take action, she will describe what we can all do to address air pollution, water quality, food quality and safe chemicals.
Dr. Whyte was joined by Native American Environmental Advocate Elsa Johnson and Dr. Balasubrimanium from India.Learn more »
With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, and demand safe, clean energy. In 2012, members and chapters across the country worked together to make a difference. So many of you helped in so many ways, we made this video for you. See some of the scenes from expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats, member events and media outreach.
This project continues Iowa PSR's efforts to develop strategies for retiring coal-fired boilers in Iowa.More on Getting to Know Coal »
Increasingly militarism puts humanity in a situation of danger and vulnerability, especially when considering its role in the degradation of our environment and climate.More on Militarism on a Sick Planet »
Iowa PSR continues to study, coordinate, and advance thinking on strategy and messaging regarding the threats of nuclear proliferation.More on Nuclear Weapons »
A recent stealth move on the part of Iowa’s MidAmerican Energy Co. has moved the issue of clean energy to the front burner.More on Clean Energy »
This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.Source: CBN
In documents filed Tuesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal agency envisions for the process.
With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, demand safe, clean energy, and warn about global consequences of limited nuclear war. So many of you have supported us all year long in so many ways, we made this video for you. Watch to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach.
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Climate change’s threats to human health and life are growing. Will you join our latest effort to roll back climate change?
Many products we buy are seriously toxic – they can disrupt the hormone system, cause cancer, even birth defects. Join us in asking major retailers to remove toxic products from their shelves.
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »