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  • Consequences of a Single Failure of Nuclear Deterrence

    Only a single failure of nuclear deterrence is required to start a nuclear war, and the consequences of such a failure would be profound. PSR Senior Scientist Steven Starr, February 2011. Read more »

  • An Assessment of the Extent of Projected Global Famine Resulting From Limited, Regional Nuclear War

    Even a “limited” nuclear conflict would have global implications with significant cooling of the earth's surface and decreased precipitation in many parts of the world, and even a modest, sudden decline in agricultural production could trigger significant increases in the prices for basic foods and hoarding on a global scale, both of which would make food inaccessible to poor people in much of the world. Read more »

  • CTBT Today: More Reasons for Ratification

    In the years since 1999, when the United States Senate failed to ratify the CTBT, many changes have occurred. The U.S. must take the lead once again on nuclear non-proliferation and ratify the CTBT. Read more »

  • Niños Seguros y Sanos: Safe and Healthy Children

    This one-year pilot program aimed to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate training resource guide, complete with several trainer tools as well as fact-sheets and case studies about environmental health for staff of Migrant and Seasonal Head Start and the Migrant and Seasonal Health Clinics. Read more »

  • Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment

    Coal ash, one of the dirtiest secrets in American energy production, burst into the U.S. consciousness three days before Christmas, 2008 when an earthen wall holding back a huge coal ash disposal pond failed at the coal-fired power plant in Kingston, Tennessee. Read more »

  • Sustancias quimicas peligrosas en el sector de la salud

    The Spanish-language version of the PSR report, "Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care," written with the American Nurses Association and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), details the first investigation of environmental chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals. Read more »

  • 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. 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. 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 »

 

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