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Energy Conservation

The reason given by power companies and municipalities for the need to expand coal based power plants is that there is an increasing energy demand. As such, one of the best actions that can be taken is conservation.

One area you can look at is the energy efficiency of your own home. Simple things like switching to low energy compact flourescent bulbs. Stores such as Home Depot, Lowes and Target are beginning to sell these bulbs at very competitive rates.

You can also look at replacing your major applicances with higher efficiency units, and doing things like slightly raising the temperature in your refridgerator and turning off heated drying on your dishwasher. Other areas of improvement are shutters, blinds or solar shades on your east and west facing windows.

If it is time to replace your air conditioning, consider a higher SEER model (14, 16, 18) and look at putting in a multi-zone system. Ceiling fans can make you feel cooler at a higher thermostat settings. Little things add up!!!

Action Alerts

  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

  • U.S. House bill fails to protect from chemicals

    Tell Congress you won’t support phony chemicals policy reform -- only real, health-protective reform.

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Resources

  • Video: Health Impacts of Coal

    For this webinar, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood presented an overview of the life cycle of coal and the impact on air, water, climate change, and our economy. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    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 »