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Toxic Threat: Coal and your Health
February 14, 2012 - February 17, 2012
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, and Homer, Alaska
Community Action on Toxics is proud to invite you to one of four local
receptions and presentations with Dr. Lockwood. He will discuss the growing
body of medical evidence linking coal development to risks to your health.
Several new coal mines are proposed in Alaska from the Matanuska Valley to Chuitna. A
new coal terminal and stockpiles may be coming to Port MacKenzie, just a few
miles from downtown Anchorage. Please join us at one of the following events to
learn how our lives and health could be impacted.
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Dr. Alan H.
Lockwood is an Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University at
Buffalo. A graduate of Cornell University and Cornell University Medical
College, Dr. Lockwood is
board certified in Neurology, a member of the American Neurological Association
and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He is the author
of approximately 220 publications on diverse scientific topics ranging
from hepatic encephalopathy to environmental toxicants. He has been an
active member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) for three
decades, and was President of PSR National in 1994.
Currently, Dr. Lockwood is a member of the Board and Co-Chair of the
Environment and Health Committee. Dr. Lockwood is the principal author of the
PSR report "Coal’s
Assault on Human Health". MIT Press will publish a book-length version
of this report later this year.
For more information
Heidi Zimmer at Alaska Community Action on Toxics, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, (907) 222-7714
On Climate Change and Health
We are proud endorsers of PSR's former president’s new important course On Climate Change and Health, offered for free online at NextGenU. Learn the effects of climate change on human health and practice techniques to reduce those effects. Read more »
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 »
Climate Change and Conflict
Presentation by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson, given at the American Public Health Association 2013 annual meeting in Boston. Read more »
In the Spotlight
December 3, 2013
Climate Change: Impacts on Public Health
Open to the public, this dinner program highlights the relationship between climate change and health, and provides ideas for mitigation. Featuring keynote speakers Dr. George Luber and Meredith Jagger.