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  • Obesity, Diabetes and Cognitive Disability from Chemicals?

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson spoke on the role of environmental chemicals in obesity, diabetes, and other heath problems at a Senate briefing co-sponsored by PSR. Read more »

  • Transgenerational Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

    Bruce Blumberg, PhD spoke on endocrine disrupting chemicals at a Senate briefing co-sponsored by PSR. Read more »

  • Climate Chaos: How Coal Accelerates Climate Change

    The United States generates almost half its electricity by burning coal -- an outdated, toxic technology that spews pollutants into the air. Coal's carbon dioxide pollution is a major contributing factor to climate change. Coal also emits a host of toxic "conventional pollutants" -- mercury, nitrous oxides, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter and others -- that inflict severe damage on the body's major organ systems. Read more »

  • Fact Sheet: Vector-Borne and Water-Borne Diseases

    Climate change is acknowledged by scientists around the world to be a reality and to be caused primarily by human activity, especially the burning of fossil fuels. As the earth warms, the delicate balance of climate, weather events and life is disrupted. Consequences emerge that threaten health and, ultimately, survival. As the climate changes, vector-borne and water-borne diseases spread. Read more »

  • Fact Sheet: Heat's Deadly Effects

    Climate change is acknowledged by scientists around the world to be a reality and to be caused primarily by human activity, especially the burning of fossil fuels. As the earth warms, the delicate balance of climate, weather events and life is disrupted. Consequences emerge that threaten health and, ultimately, survival. Climate change is likely to increase the frequency of "extreme heat events" or heat waves. Read more »

  • Climate Chaos: Health Implications of Climate Change

    As we continue to burn fossil fuels, the atmosphere warms, and world climate changes. Higher temperatures, changes in precipitation patterns, and rising sea levels lead to more frequent heat waves; more frequent intense storms; increased flooding; in some places, increased drought; loss of shoreline and greater risk from storms in coastal and low-lying areas. These bring increased risk of disease, injury, nutritional deficit, and death. Read more »

  • Open Channel for Food and Medicine to Iran

    A letter to President Obama on the sanctions on Iran co-signed by PSR and other groups. Read more »

  • Letter to Congressional Leadership on Iran

    With rising concerns of war with Iran, twenty-six leading Iranian-American, Jewish-American, Muslim-American, arms control, human rights, pro-democracy, pro-peace, and faith organizations called for any legislation advanced by Congress to support a diplomatic resolution to the standoff and make absolutely clear there is no authorization for military force against Iran. Read more »

  • Support Sanchez and Garamendi amendments on DoD bill

    Letter to the members of the Armed Services Committee on the defense authorization bill. Read more »

  • Book Review: A Poisonous Affair A Poisonous Affair

    An important read for anyone concerned with the proliferation and use of weapons of mass destruction, A Poisonous Affair opens up a new chapter in the history of chemical weapon use and development in the Iran-Iraq War. It is likely that a core purpose of this book is to influence today‚Äôs policy makers, by arguing that it is possible for, and the responsibility of, powerful nations (like the United States) to take a stronger stand in the international arena against the use of weapons of mass destruction in warfare. Read more »

 

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