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  • Cooking the Earth

    "Cooking the Earth," PSR’s handsome new slide show, describes how coal increases global warming and how that warming threatens human health. 40 slides. Read more »

  • Letter to President Obama on Coal Ash

    A letter from 840 health professionals to the Obama Administration expressing the public health concerns relating to inadequate disposal of coal ash. Read more »

  • Generations at Risk

    Of the more than 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commercial use today, only a small fraction have been adequately examined for toxic effects in humans and other life forms. Read more »

  • Bad Actor Chemicals: As Featured in the 2010 TOXIE Awards

    The chemical industry attempts to cast doubt on the legitimate, peer-reviewed research that indicts toxic chemicals. The more people know about these "bad actors," the more they will insist that California’s Green Chemistry program be strong enough to phase out these chemicals quickly and replace them with safer products or processes. Read more »

  • Chemicals and Learning Disabilities

    Laura Anderko, RN, PhD spoke on the role of environmental chemicals in learning disabilities at a Senate briefing co-sponsored by PSR. Read more »

  • 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    The United States generates almost half its electricity by burning coal -- an outdated, toxic technology that spews pollutants into the air.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 »

 

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