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  • 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 »

  • Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging Report and Training Materials Download

    Healthy Aging is really about healthy living. This new report offers the most comprehensive review of the currently available research on the lifetime influences of environmental factors on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, and their relation to a range of other chronic diseases. Read more »

  • In Harm's Way Materials Download

    A 140 page, fully referenced, peer reviewed report, addressing the links between toxic chemicals in our environment and learning, behavioral and developmental disabilities in children. Read more »

  • More Extreme Heat Waves

    Global warming will bring more extreme heat waves. As the United States warms another 4 to 11°F on average over the next century, we will have more extremely hot summer days. Every part of the country will be affected. Urban areas will feel the heat more acutely because asphalt, concrete, and other structures absorb and reradiate heat, causing temperature to be as much as 10°F higher than nearby rural areas. Read more »

 

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