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  • Video: Health Impacts of Coal

    For this webinar, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood presented an overview of the life cycle of coal and the impact on air, water, climate change, and our economy. Read more »

  • Climate Change and Conflict

    Presentation by PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson, given at the American Public Health Association 2013 annual meeting in Boston. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »

  • Fattah Bill (Clean Energy Act of 2010, H.R. 4741)

    The stated goal of the bill is to double the production of nuclear energy in the United States, which would require building 100 new reactors. Currently, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing applications for 21 new reactors. Read more »

  • Writing an Effective Letter to the Editor

    Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to influence your community and your legislators. The letters page is among the most widely read pages of the newspaper. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Pesticides

    Pesticides pose a health threat not only because of their toxicity, but also because of their widespread use in the U.S. Drinking water can be a significant source of chronic pesticide exposure, especially in agricultural regions where large quantities of pesticides are used. Read more »

  • New Global Warming Factsheets

    Five new fact sheets by PSR on the health impacts of global warming highlight information on heat-related illness, vector-borne disease, the impact on food supply, vulnerable populations, and global warming’s mental health effects. Read more »

  • Tabling Materials

    PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »

  • Video: Heat's Deadly Effects

    Video of our second climate change webinar, on the health effects of extreme heat and its connection to climate change. Read more »

  • Heat's Deadly Effects

    PowerPoint presentation on how extreme heat affects health, and its relation to climate change. Read more »

 

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