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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.
More information »
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: email@example.com, (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.