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  • 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 »

  • Children at Risk: How Air Pollution from Power Plants Threatens the Health of America's Children

    Millions of children in America today are exposed to unhealthy air at home, at school, or at their playground. Scores of new studies each year demonstrate that children are more susceptible to air pollution than adults. April 2002. 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 »

  • Iowa Coal & Health: A Preliminary Mapping Study

    Ninety-two percent of Iowans live within 30 miles of a coal plant, and almost one out of three Iowa children attend school in close proximity to a coal plant. 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 »

  • In Harm's Way Report Download

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  • Death by Degrees

    The sign of Global Warming are already here. “Death by Degrees” is a series of reports looking at the damaging health effects of global warming by states or regions within the United States. We encourage you to learn about the public health threats global warming poses in your state/ region and contact your elected officials to support climate policies that reduce our reliance on dirty fossil fuels and supports energy efficiency, conservation and clean renewable energy production. Read more »

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