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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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Video: Fracking - Too Dirty, Too Dangerous
Former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD, presents findings from PSR's report "Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas". It is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies which clearly convey the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »
Webinar: The Fight for Solar
Solar energy is one of our best hopes for a clean energy future – yet some utility companies are trying to stifle the spread of rooftop solar. Learn more about the fight for rooftop ("distributed") solar. Read more »
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Fact Sheet
RGGI has significantly reduced air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, improving the health of people living in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. 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.