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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.
The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health
In The Silent Epidemic, Alan Lockwood, a physician, describes and documents the impacts of the coal fuel cycle on human health. Lockwood’s comprehensive treatment examines every aspect of coal, from its complex chemical makeup to details of mining, transporting, burning, and disposal—each of which generates significant health concerns.
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Prescription for Survival: A Doctor's Journey to End Nuclear Madness
In Prescription for Survival, Bernard Lown tells the remarkable story of how he and Eugene Chazov, cardiologists whose countries were on opposite sides of the Cold War, created and nurtured the organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) from its inception in 1980 through its receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
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Written thoughtfully for a lay audience, this book by PSR Board member Cindy Parker and psychologist and former journalist Steve Shapiro describes in lay terms how climate change will affect our health if it continues unabated.
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Outgunned: Up Against the NRA
Co-author Daniel G. Abel, part of the Catano Litigation Group started by the colorful New Orleans attorney Wendell Gauthier, teamed up with Peter Brown, a journalist, to tell the story of how Gauthier, who had made fame and fortune tackling tobacco companies, decided to take on the gun industry as the next big cause.
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What are we learning about the relationship between environmental toxicants and cancer?
Cancer is a devastating, costly, and widespread disease. How should our regulatory system respond to this information? From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »
What is the most important achievement we've gained through air pollution management? What remains to be done to safeguard public health from air pollution?
Air pollution is one of the most important environmental health threats of our time, contributing to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. Read more »
How does our food production system drive our exposure to toxic chemicals?
Our mechanized, pesticide-rich, fertilizer-driven food production system has a significant impact on our exposure to toxic chemicals. From PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute. Read more »
Clean, Safe, Renewable Energy: Fantasy, or Our Future?
The latest Environmental Health Policy Institute poses those questions to advocates and industry specialists from the alternative energy sector. Read more »
The New "Obesogens"
The Environmental Health Policy Institute focuses on an emerging cause of obesity: chemicals in the environment. Read more »
How Effective Is the EPA?
It’s not a crime in many states for utility companies to allow arsenic and a host of other toxins from coal ash disposal sites to leach, leak or spill into waterways, sometimes ending up in people’s drinking water wells. Read more »