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Fact Sheets

  • The Medical and Public Health Impacts of Global Warming

    As scientific evidence continues to mount that the earth’s climate is rapidly changing, it is clear that global warming is no longer just a prediction. Beyond the serious and potentially irreversible impacts on physical and biological systems, a growing body of research also suggests that global warming will adversely affect public health in a number of important ways. Read more »

  • Biomonitoring: A Public Perspective

    This article is the fourth in the series "From Research to Real Life" that GBPSR presents in conjunction with the Boston University Superfund Basic Research Program (BUSBRP). Read more »

  • Environmental Pollutants and the Immune System

    In evolution, surprisingly little is left to chance. Biologic systems, whether composed of millions of liver cells working in concert to detoxify the blood, or white blood cells attempting to defend against foreign microbe invasion, are "designed" with controls, regulators, checks, and balances. Read more »

  • Climate Change Flyer

    Please make use of this great resource explaining the basics of climate change: what it is, why its happening, and what we can do to stop it. This flyer is great to use at tabling events for the general public, and doubles as an attractive poster when unfolded. Read more »

  • Infographic: America's Gun Violence Epidemic

    This infographic created by the George Washington University Master of Public Health program looks at gun violence and mental health. Read more »

  • Report “Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk”

    Fact sheet on the Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk report. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Diarrheal Illness

    A wide variety of waterborne viruses, bacteria, and parasites can cause acute diarrhea. These include Cryptosporidia, Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni, rotavirus, E. coli O157:H7 and other pathogenic E. coli species, Giardia, and the caliciviruses (i.e., Norwalk and Norwalk-like viruses). Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Cancer

    In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death, exceeded only by heart disease. According to recent National Cancer Institute statistics, the incidence of many cancers, including breast, testicular, urinary bladder, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has increased in recent decades. As described in this document, some neoplastic diseases have been linked to drinking water contaminants. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Atrazine

    Atrazine is the most widely used pesticide in U.S. agriculture and is the predominant member of the triazine herbicide family. Although EPA restricts use to certified applicators, atrazine is used extensively in the Midwest, as well as in the Appalachian region, New England, and the Coastal Plains. Some 80 million pounds of atrazine are applied annually, primarily to corn, sorghum, and other crops. It is also registered for use on lawns and golf courses. Read more »

  • Drinking Water and Disease

    What health care providers should know. Read more »

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