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Resources & Publications
Informed activism is principled and effective activism. PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists to work at the grassroots level against nuclear weapons, global warming, and environmental contamination. Select an Issue or Resource Type to search for up-to-date information to help you take action in your community.
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 »
Indoor Air Pollution
How is it that the buildings we spend the most time in -- raising our families, learning, earning a living -- can be the most toxic? What can we do about it, what sort of recourse do we have? Read more »
Fracking Revisited: Feeling the Effects
Once again the Environmental Health Policy Institute is focusing on hydraulic fracturing and the associated health and environmental effects. Read more »
Coal's Assault on Human Health
Coal combustion releases mercury, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and dozens of other substances known to be hazardous to human health. The report also considers coal's contribution to global warming, and the health implications of global warming.
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EPA's Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash
Newly released report on a new carcinogen identified in coal ash: hexavalent chromium. By PSR with Earthjustice and Environmental Integrity Project.
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