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51. Climate Change Makes Me Sick!: Allergies

(Web Page; Fri Aug 26 12:55:00 CDT 2016)

"Climate Change Makes Me Sick" is PSR's Spring 2016 campaign highlighting the many ways that climate change harms our health. The campaign features a series of e-postcards, each displaying a different health impact. Below, you will als...

Description: PSR's Spring 2016 campaign, Climate Change Makes Me Sick, highlights a series of e-postcards, each displaying the health impacts of climate change. The campaign's website provides more detailed information, resources, and opportunities to take climate-protective action. Spread the knowledge! Please feel free to share, re-post and print our e-cards from http://www.psr.org/ccmms

52. Moving mountains

(Web Page; Thu Jul 06 14:26:00 CDT 2017)

It shouldn’t come as news that a coal mining process that blows up mountaintops using high-powered explosives -- and then bulldozes the rubble into adjacent valleys -- causes environmental devastation, contaminates surface water...

Description: Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining uses high-powered explosives to blow the tops off of mountains. The debris is then bulldozered into adjacent valleys and streams. The health hazards and environmental destruction this creates is so great, scientists have called for a moratorium on MTR permits.

53. PSR Calls on Gates Foundation to Divest Its Fossil Fuel Holdings

(Web Page; Tue Aug 08 16:13:00 CDT 2017)

PSR has joined a broad campaign calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private foundation, to divest its holdings in fossil fuels. The Gates Foundation is a leader in funding efforts to combat malari...

Description: PSR has joined a broad campaign calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private foundation, to divest its holdings in fossil fuels.

54. A Public Health Response to Nuclear Weapons

(Web Page; Fri Sep 15 10:01:00 CDT 2017)

Guided by the tenet "we must prevent what we cannot cure," physicians and health professionals maintain that the elimination of nuclear weapons is the only cure to the public health threat that these weapons represent. Physicians, medi...

Description: Guided by the tenet "we must prevent what we cannot cure," physicians and health professionals maintain that the elimination of nuclear weapons is the only cure to the public health threat that these weapons represent.

55. DC Heeds Health Voice for Clean Power Standard

(Web Page; Mon Oct 16 15:46:00 CDT 2017)

The nation's capital took another big step toward climate solutions on June 28, 2016 as the District of Columbia City Council approved legislation (B21-0650) to expand their renewable energy target to 50% by 2032. The bill, which heads ...

Description: The nation's capital took another big step toward climate solutions on June 28, 2016 as the District of Columbia City Council approved legislation to expand their renewable energy target to 50% by 2032.

56. US Pesticide Regulation: Weaknesses, Loopholes, and Flaws Undermine Farmworker Health

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 14:57:00 CDT 2011)

By Jennifer Sass, PhD and Mae Wu, JD This essay is in response to: How does our nation's reliance on pesticides affect the health of those who plant and harvest our food? The US uses about 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides each year, r...

Description: The US uses about 1.1 billion pounds of pesticides each year, representing more than one-fifth of the annual global use of 5.2 billion pounds.

57. Protecting the Fetus from Harmful Pollutants: Lead, pesticides, mercury, and endocrine disruptors

(Web Page; Mon Feb 13 15:07:00 CST 2012)

By Susan Buchanan, MD MPH This essay is in response to: How is the developing fetus vulnerable to toxic chemical exposures, and how can our regulatory system more effectively protect our health in the prenatal period? Recent public...

Description: Recent publications in the scientific literature have highlighted the increasing evidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes due to environmental chemical exposures during pregnancy and the preconception period.

58. Fracking Around the Everglades?

(Web Page; Mon Aug 05 12:17:00 CDT 2013)

By Lynna Kaucheck The oil and gas industry touts fracking as a bridge solution on the highway to energy independence. But the dangers associated with fracking, including how it threatens public health and the environment, prove that nat...

Description: The oil and gas industry touts fracking as a bridge solution on the highway to energy independence. But the dangers associated with fracking, including how it threatens public health and the environment, prove that natural gas is more like a bridge to nowhere.

59. PSR in Japan: Too Big to Fail

(Web Page; Tue Jul 11 16:18:00 CDT 2017)

In 2008 we learned about world financial meltdowns and institutions too big to fail. Institutions that required taxpayer bailout; the same taxpayers who had just suffered personal losses due to the financial meltdown. Maureen and I jus...

Description: In 2008 we learned about world financial meltdowns and institutions too big to fail. Institutions that required taxpayer bailout; the same taxpayers who had just suffered personal losses due to the financial meltdown. Maureen and I just finished a long day trip to Fukushima with an international group of IPPNW physicians organized by the Japanese affiliate, JPPNW, and are now traveling back to Tokyo.

60. Parental Pesticide Exposure Linked to Childhood Cancer

(Web Page; Tue Jun 24 12:14:00 CDT 2014)

By Jennifer Runkle, PhD, MSPH Research linking pesticide exposure and cancer in children is now substantiating public concern over pesticide exposure in children. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a report suggesting ...

Description: Research linking pesticide exposure and cancer in children is now substantiating public concern over pesticide exposure in children.