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  • 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. Read more »

  • 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. Read more »

  • New PSR fact sheets on air pollutant effects

    PSR presents three new fact sheets, detailing the health effects of air pollutants on the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and the nervous system. Read more »

  • Chromium Fact Sheet

    A brief overview of the dangers to health from hexavalent chromium in coal ash. Read more »

  • Confronting Toxics Webinar Series

    January 26, 2011. Federal chemicals policy and the role of the healthcare professional in 2011, with Richard Denison PhD, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund: “The State of TSCA Reform.” Read more »

  • Big Issues in Coal Ash Disposal

    The Environmental Protection Agency is currently receiving public comments on its proposed regulations for coal ash handling and disposal. PSR strongly supports the option called "Subtitle C," which would create uniform, federally enforcecable standards that would greatly strengthen protections for human health. Read more »

  • Coal Ash Fact Sheet Coal Ash: Hazardous to Human Health

    Coal ash is the waste that is left after coal is combusted (burned). It includes fly ash (fine powdery particles that are carried up the smoke stack and captured by pollution control devices) as well as coarser materials that fall to the bottom of the furnace. Most coal ash comes from coal-fired electric power plants. Read more »

 

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