Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Ask your U.S. Representative to sign onto a letter urging President Obama to adopt a No-First-Use policy for nuclear weapons.
Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Pesticides
Pesticides pose a health threat not only because of their toxicity, but also because of their widespread use in the U.S. There are now about 21,000 registered pesticide products, with almost 900 active ingredients. In a typical year, about 1.2 billion pounds of conventional pesticides and other chemicals are used in the U.S. for pest control in agriculture, residences, industrial, and commercial settings. As a result of their extensive use over the last half-century, pesticides are ubiquitous in our environment, and human exposure is virtually inevitable. Drinking water can be a significant source of chronic pesticide exposure, especially in agricultural regions where large quantities of pesticides are used.
In the Spotlight
September 15, 2016
A one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war.