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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Webinar: The A to Z on Atrazine: Sex Hormones and America's Most Popular Pesticide

January 15, 2013

Time: 3:00 pm EST/Noon PST

Despite being banned in Europe due to health risks, atrazine, a hormone-disrupting herbicide, is one of the world's most largely used pesticides -- hundreds of millions of pounds per year.  It can be found in our lakes, streams, rain, and drinking water, at levels that make a difference to human health.  Scientists link exposure to increased risk of birth defects, infertility and cancer, among other health impacts.  It turns tadpoles into hermaphrodites.

Indiana neonatologist Dr. Paul Winchester will discuss the science on atrazine exposure and birth defects in particular.  Biologist Emily Marquez, PhD, discusses how communities are monitoring drinking water supplies for atrazine, and are pushing for health protections.  She manages the Grassroots Science Program at Pesticide Action Network.  Finally, we will discuss why this chemical remains on the market in the U.S. and dialogue about roles that health professionals can take in changing our pesticides and chemicals policies.  

Co-sponsors: Pesticide Action Network, North America; The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District IX; Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles (PSRLA); Physicians for Social Responsibility San Francisco Bay Area (PSR); Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, University of California, San Francisco

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Action Alerts

  • Stop the Dirty Budget!

    Tell your U.S. senators and representative to stand up for clean air, clean water and a sustainable climate by voting against anti-health budget cuts and "poison pill" amendments.

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    Ask your U.S. senators to reject the nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the "federal regulator that almost never says no."

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Resources

  • PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

    Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal. Read more »

  • Barbara Gottlieb's Testimony on EPA Methane Standards

    On July 10, 2017, PSR Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb testified before the EPA against a proposed rollback of a methane regulation that would reduce leaks from oil and gas wells. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    PSR and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units have just introduced the updated Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). This free web app offers evidenced-based information for clinicians to educate parents about how to reduce toxic exposures during well-child visits. Read more »

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