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  • The Big Secret? Fracking Fluids

    Walter H. Tsou, MD, MPH on the dangers of the toxic chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. This handout is a reprint from PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »

  • How Fracking Harms Communities

    Jill Kriesky, PhD on socioeconomic change and human stress associated with shale gas extraction. This handout is a reprint from PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »

  • Trident Facts and Figures

    What is the Trident submarine? Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, nuclear- powered, able to remain submerged for long periods without surfacing, virtually undetectable when submerged. Read more »

  • Toxic Chemicals in Our Food System

    What chemicals are in the food we eat? Chemicals are used in every step of the process that puts food on our table: production, harvesting, processing, packing, transport, marketing and consumption and can be dangerous to our health. Read more »

  • Fracking: Harm on the Farm

    Chemical exposures that harm farm animals and wild animals raise concern about health risks for people living near fracking sites, as the animals use the same water and breathe the same air as humans. Another, indirect concern for human health also exists: in multiple known cases of chemical exposure, cows continued to produce dairy and meat for human consumption, although it remained untested for chemical contaminants. Read more »

  • Fracking and Water Contamination

    Hydraulic fracturing combines water with an array of chemicals, some of which are carcinogenic, endocrine-disruptive, or otherwise toxic. The result is the contamination of huge quantities of water, with potential immediate and long-term threats to health. Read more »

  • Fracking and Air Pollution

    A growing body of scientific evidence links the fracking boom with serious risks to air quality and health. Read more »

  • Most Vulnerable Populations

    Certain populations are more impacted by toxic chemical exposures than others. And they need greater protection from dangerous chemicals Read more »

  • Chemical Reform and CICA

    The health of all Americans is the primary objective of chemical policy reform. That reform effort is now underway – and it has serious implications for doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. Read more »

  • Environmental Threats to Brain Development

    Scientists have long known that low levels of exposure to toxic chemicals and other environmental factors affecting the mother, lead to modest impacts on brain development in a fetus and a growing child. However, recent studies reveal so many children are affected that the harm to our society is anything but modest. Read more »

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