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61. 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.

62. 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.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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.

68. 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.

69. Chemical Policy Reform in Oregon

(Web Page; Tue Apr 30 10:22:00 CDT 2013)

By Susan F. Katz, MD Looking back at the history of environmental health reform in Oregon reveals a record with a few notable successes, and some failures. This is probably related to the fact that the State Legislature was captured in ...

Description: Looking back at the history of environmental health reform in Oregon reveals a record with a few notable successes, and some failures.

70. Florida PSR Hosts Fracking Expert

(Web Page; Mon Mar 10 09:51:00 CDT 2014)

PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. Mr. Stevens is a 6th generation landowne...

Description: PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.