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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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  • 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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  • Generations at Risk Book

    Generations at Risk presents compelling evidence that human exposure to some toxic chemicals can have lifelong and even intergenerational effects on human reproduction and development. Read more »

  • Biomonitoring: A Public Perspective

    This article is the fourth in the series "From Research to Real Life" that GBPSR presents in conjunction with the Boston University Superfund Basic Research Program (BUSBRP). Read more »

  • Environmental Pollutants and the Immune System

    In evolution, surprisingly little is left to chance. Biologic systems, whether composed of millions of liver cells working in concert to detoxify the blood, or white blood cells attempting to defend against foreign microbe invasion, are "designed" with controls, regulators, checks, and balances. Read more »

  • Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk

    The newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »

  • Policy Challenges of Nuclear Reactor Construction: Cost Escalation and Crowding Out

    A comparison of the U.S. and French experiences with nuclear reactor construction. Effectively debunks the "French miracle" mythology by showing both a historical and contemporary pattern of cost escalation and 'crowding out' of alternative energy sources in both the French and U.S. experience with nuclear reactors. Read more »

  • Towards Nuclear Abolition

    The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) wrote an excellent report after the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference ended in May. It details the growing support from governments at the NPT-Review Conference for a Nuclear Weapons Convention. Read more »

  • Projected US Casualties and Destruction of US Medical Services From Attacks by Russian Nuclear Forces

    The number of direct, short term casualties and collateral damage to US medical services were calculated for two thermonuclear attack scenarios. The first scenario would cause 52 million prompt fatalities, 9 million injuries, and massive destruction of US health facilities. The second scenario produces more than 100 million casualties. Even with an effective US NMD system—defined as capable of successfully interception more than 100 warheads—nearly 70 million fatalities would occur. Read more »

  • Healthy Living Resources

    The list of organizations in the Healthy Living Resources guide is not exhaustive, but we hope it will provide some starting points for you. Read more »

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