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  • Zero Is the Only Option

    In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Read more »

  • Market Justice and US Health Care

    Social justice in health care requires universal coverage and ensured access to care, whether through social insurance, private insurance, or some combination. Read more »

  • Closing the Gap in a Generation

    A World Health Organization report on health equity Read more »

  • Generations at Risk

    Of the more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commercial use today, only a small fraction have been adequately examined for toxic effects in humans and other life forms. Read more »

  • Bad Actor Chemicals: As Featured in the 2010 TOXIE Awards

    The chemical industry attempts to cast doubt on the legitimate, peer-reviewed research that indicts toxic chemicals. The more people know about these "bad actors," the more they will insist that California‚Äôs Green Chemistry program be strong enough to phase out these chemicals quickly and replace them with safer products or processes. Read more »

  • Fukushima Accident Report

    The official report of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission from the National Diet of Japan (Executive Summary). Read more »

  • Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century

    The Near-Term Task Force Review of Insights from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Accident Read more »

  • The U.S. and Nuclear Terrorism

    This report on nuclear terrorism in the US provides detailed analysis of the medical and public health consequences of nuclear terrorism or accidents. Read more »

  • The Lessons of Fukushima and Chernobyl Briefing Book

    The 25th Anniversary of the nuclear reactor accident in Chernobyl on the Belarus-Ukraine border serves to remind us of the dangers to public health posed by nuclear power. The importance of reacquainting ourselves with the ongoing difficulties at the Chernobyl disaster site and surrounding lands are underscored by the March 2011 disaster at the Daiichi nuclear power plant complex near Fukushima Japan. Read more »

  • Children, Teens, and the Japan Disaster

    As we all know, Japan is suffering through a horrific disaster caused by the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and probable meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plants. Unfortunately, this crisis will not end any time soon. I have already heard a variety of fears that young clients have expressed as they grapple with this tragedy. Children and teens who have, themselves, experienced traumas and/or losses will be more susceptible to what has happened in Japan. The amount of news that is watched on television may also increase the anxiety level of children and teens. Read more »

 

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