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Coal, when burned in power plants, emits mercury, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants harmful to health, and coal’s post-combustion wastes contain a highly concentrated toxic stew of heavy metals, from arsenic, boron, and chromium to lead, mercury, selenium, and zinc. From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute.
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Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects
Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing. Read more »
PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?
Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies. Read more »
Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?
PSR's new, updated report on the global impacts of limited nuclear war on agriculture, food supplies, and human nutrition. Read more »