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How is the developing fetus vulnerable to toxic chemical exposures, and how can our regulatory system more effectively protect our health in the prenatal period? From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »
Public Health and the Safe Chemicals Act
Healthcare professionals and public health advocates across the country are speaking out about the harmful role that toxic chemicals play in our lives, and the need for a robust regulatory strategy to address them. Read more »
Why PSR Opposes the Keystone XL Pipeline
Oil combustion always involves some health and environmental costs. But tar sands oil is far worse than conventional oil.
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Sustancias quimicas peligrosas en el sector de la salud
The Spanish-language version of the PSR report, "Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care," written with the American Nurses Association and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), details the first investigation of environmental chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals.
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Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care
Read PSR’s October, 2009, report: "Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care." Of 20 health care professionals tested for the presence of industrial chemicals in their bodies, all 20 had at least 24 individual chemicals present, many of which are associated with chronic illness and physical disorders.
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Toxics tools and resources
Happy holidays from the Environmental Health Policy Institute! This holiday season we highlight some of our favorite tools and resources for health professionals and others concerned about the health effects of industrial chemicals. Read more »
Environmental Justice and Toxic Chemical Exposures
Healthcare providers and public health practitioners know that disadvantaged communities suffer from chronic disease -- asthma, heart disease, obesity, cancer, and others -- at far greater rates than do others. From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »
The Clean Air Act: A Proven Tool for Healthy Air
This new report highlights the serious, sometimes fatal damage that air pollution inflicts on human health, and explains the dramatic success of the Clean Air Act over the last 40 years.
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How does our nation’s reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food?
Pesticides are designed to harm living organisms. Although many can be used without harm to humans, it’s not surprising that some cause serious health problems. From birth defects to cancers, the health effects of pesticides are felt disproportionately by our nation’s over two million farmworkers. Read more »
What is unique about the health professional advocate?
PSR’s mission is to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. The principles of public health prevention expressed in this mission get implemented through education and advocacy -- the act of speaking out for a cause. Read more »