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Seminar Series: Coal's Assault on Human Health
February 15, 2012
am Alaska Time (10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern)
Join a teleconference discussion
with Alan H. Lockwood, MD on the growing body
of medical evidence linking coal development to human health risks.
At every stage – from mining, transportation, storage, combustion, and disposal
of post-combustion wastes – coal development threatens human and environmental
health. Pollutants from coal damage all major organ systems in the
human body and contribute to four of the five leading causes of death in the
Professor of Neurology at the University of Buffalo, is a member of Physicians
for Social Responsiblity and is principal author of the PSR medical report
"Coal's Assault on Human Health" which takes a new look at the
devastating impacts of coal on the human body. Coal combustion releases
mercury, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and dozens of
other substances known to be hazardous to human health. This report looks at
the cumulative harm inflicted by those pollutants on three major body organ
systems: the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, and the nervous
join this free call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to Alaska
Community Action on Toxics at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 222-7714.
Too Dirty, Too Dangerous
PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Methane, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »
Climate Change and Famine
Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens. Read more »
Congressional Review Act Handout
Congress is poised to use the CRA to dismantle Clean Air and Clean Water protections. CRA allows Congress by majority vote in both chambers (with limited debate and no opportunity for a filibuster) to void recently issued rules-resulting in communities losing dozens of health, safety and environmental protections. Read more »
In the Spotlight
November 30, 2016
Eating for Climate and Health
PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.