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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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Fact Sheets

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  • Consequences of a Single Failure of Nuclear Deterrence

    Only a single failure of nuclear deterrence is required to start a nuclear war, and the consequences of such a failure would be profound. PSR Senior Scientist Steven Starr, February 2011. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Arsenic

    Arsenic is a poisonous heavy metal, and exposure to it can occur through inhalation, dermal contact and ingestion. Most exposure, however, occurs through consumption of arsenic-contaminated food and water. Contamination of drinking water supplies with arsenic can occur by runoff of arsenical pesticides, dissolution of natural mineral deposits, atmospheric deposition, industrial releases, or improperly disposed chemicals. Read more »

  • Clean Water Rule Fact Sheet

    The Clean Water Rule (CWR) protects the nation's rain-dependent streams and wetlands from toxic pollution under the Clean Water Act. Read more »

  • Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator

    Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community. Read more »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Handout

    Citizens can use divestment to leverage the nuclear ban treaty and speed the elimination of nuclear weapons. Don't Bank on the Bomb is a global divestment campaign by PAX that began in Europe and is gaining traction in the United States. Read more »

  • U.S. Nuclear Buildup Fact Sheet

    A nuclear spending binge: security and economic downfalls of the proposed buildup of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Read more »

  • Ban Treaty Handout

    Quick guide to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons approved by the U.N. on July 7, 2017. 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 »

  • The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

    Fact sheet on the nuclear weapons ban treaty, to be negotiated by the United Nations March 27-31 and June 15-July 7. Read more »

  • Climate Change and Famine

    Climate change is already threatening the Earth’s ability to produce food. These effects are expected to worsen as climate change worsens. Read more »

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Featured Resources

  • Natural Gas Health Impacts Symposium

    PSR is proud to have participated in "Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health," a high-powered conference in Boston that brought together university researchers, public health departments and concerned citizens. Watch Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb's overview presentation here, timestamp 11:10 - 46:05. 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 »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    PSR and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units have just introduced the updated Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). This free web app offers evidenced-based information for clinicians to educate parents about how to reduce toxic exposures during well-child visits. Read more »