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Climate Change as a Public Health Emergency

July 18, 2013
Olympia, Washington

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: First Christian Church, Seventh and Franklin

Dr. Wendy Ring will speak on climate change as a Public Health Emergency at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Seventh and Franklin in Olympia. Climate 911 is a national organization of physicians traveling from Washington state to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness of changing climate and to advocate for solutions. This event is sponsored by Olympia Confronting the Climate Crisis, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Transition Olympia and SPEECH. For more information, contact gitamoulton@earthlink.net or www.climate911.org.

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Resources

  • Toxic Chemicals in Our Food System

    What chemicals are in the food we eat? Chemicals are used in every step of the process that puts food on our table: production, harvesting, processing, packing, transport, marketing and consumption and can be dangerous to our health. Read more »

  • Fracking: Harm on the Farm

    Chemical exposures that harm farm animals and wild animals raise concern about health risks for people living near fracking sites, as the animals use the same water and breathe the same air as humans. Another, indirect concern for human health also exists: in multiple known cases of chemical exposure, cows continued to produce dairy and meat for human consumption, although it remained untested for chemical contaminants. Read more »

  • Fracking and Water Contamination

    Hydraulic fracturing combines water with an array of chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic, endocrine-disruptive, or otherwise toxic. The result is the contamination of huge quantities of water, with potential immediate and long-term threats to health. Read more »

In the Spotlight

  • June 19, 2014
    Webinar: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing
    Thursday, June 19th at 8 pm ET, join us for part 3: Health Impacts Reported by Families Residing near Hydro Fracking Operations with Poune Saberi, MD, MPH.