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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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Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency
We often hear that energy efficiency saves money and creates jobs, but what do we know about its public health benefits?
PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report, "Saving Energy Saving Lives," that examines the public health benefits and medical cost savings of cutting annual electric consumption by 15 percent. The report also ranks the top beneficiaries among the states and the 50 largest U.S. cities.
A 15 percent nationwide reduction in annual electric consumption means that we would see:
- More than six lives saved each day.
- Up to $20 billion in avoided health harms.
- Nearly 30,000 fewer asthma attacks.
Page Updated March 9, 2018
Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt
Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »
Natural Gas: Not a healthy or climate-protective solution for the Clean Power Plan
Building natural gas plants to replace coal-fired power is not a solution to the climate crisis; it merely replaces one fossil fuel with another. Read more »
Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking – Fifth Edition
The 2018 edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking updates the rapidly expanding evidence indicating harm to health from fracking and methane infrastructure. Read more. Read more »
In the Spotlight
March 23, 2018
8th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
Join Chicago PSR at 6 pm on March 23 at MingHin restaurant in Chicago for the 8th annual Soul of Medicine dinner. Students attend free.