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Confronting Toxics Webinar Series
PSR launched its Confronting Toxics Webinar Series on January 26, 2011, with a federal policy overview from Richard Denison PhD, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, and Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director of the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition. On this one-hour call, “Federal chemicals policy and the role of the healthcare professional in 2011,” healthcare professionals joined together to learn how to get involved in strengthening our chemical regulations. The presentation posted here is Dr. Denison’s excellent summary, “The State of TSCA Reform.”
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 »
Webinar: Health Co-Benefits of Carbon Standards for Existing Power Plants
On this PSR webinar, Jonathan Levy, ScD, of Boston University School of Public Health, shared details of the study he recently coauthored that quantifies the significant health impacts that will accrue from implementing the EPA's Clean Power Plan and projects these benefits by state. Read more »