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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

  • Webinar: Health Risks of Nuclear Power

    As PSR chapters promote the transition to clean renewable energy, some are finding that nuclear power is being proposed as renewable. This webinar explores exactly why nuclear is not clean, not safe and not renewable. Read more »

  • Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt

    Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »

  • Natural Gas: Not a healthy or climate-protective solution for the Clean Power Plan

    Building natural gas plants to replace coal-fired power is not a solution to the climate crisis; it merely replaces one fossil fuel with another. Read more »

In the Spotlight

  • April 28, 2018
    2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    Join Oregon PSR to celebrate the high school student winners of this year's scholarship. Featuring keynote speaker Marshallese anti-nuclear and climate activist and poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. April 28 at 6 pm in Portland, Oregon.