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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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An update from the Wisconsin conference

February 23, 2011

From February 18 -20, more than 90 health care professionals and environmental advocates met in Madison, Wisconsin, to share the latest research showing environmental toxins impact on public health.  Conference participants heard from experts on maternal & child health, reproductive health, and the impacts of our current energy policy on public health.  Most importantly, participants learned the importance of the health care professional in influencing public policy and ways to apply environmental health assessment tools to their clinical practice.

True to its name, Making the Connection 2011 brought together concerned health care professionals, scientists & researchers, and environmental advocates.  Together we can have influence public policy and inform clinical practice to acheive improved health outcomes for our patients.  Pictured below are some of the conference faculty and participants:

Dr. Henry Anderson, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, gives concrete examples of how the health care professional can influence public policy.


Making the Connection 2011 Planning Committee:  Karin Ringler, Ann Behrmann, Mat Karwowski, Jennifer Feyerherm, Monica Vohmann, and Pam Kleiss.


Minnesota PSR member Alan Hoffman, Conference keynote speaker Wilma Subra, and Maureen McCue of Iowa PSR.


Ann Behrmann, Monica Vohmann, Alan Hoffman, Bob Gould, Karin Ringler, Jonathan Patz, Jeff Patterson, Pam Kleiss, John Rachow, and Maureen McCue.

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Resources

  • 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 »

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    Eating for Climate and Health
    PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.