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81. The Climatic Consequences of Nuclear War

(Web Page; Fri Jul 07 11:19:00 CDT 2017)

Although the ongoing Nuclear Posture Review is supposed to include all aspects of the strategy and doctrine that govern the use of U.S. nuclear weapons, it once again will not consider one crucial question: What would be the long-term co...

Description: Although the ongoing Nuclear Posture Review is supposed to include all aspects of the strategy and doctrine that govern the use of U.S. nuclear weapons, it once again will not consider one crucial question: What would be the long-term consequences to Earth's environment if the U.S. nuclear arsenal were detonated during a conflict?

82. PSR joins public interest groups condemning racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

(Web Page; Thu Aug 17 12:25:00 CDT 2017)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition of environmental, public health and public interest groups, including prominent African American and Latino organizations, issued the following joint statement in response to this past weekend&r...

Description: A broad coalition of environmental, public health and public interest groups, including prominent African American and Latino organizations, issued the following joint statement in response to this past weekend's white nationalist gathering and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and President Trump's inexplicable reversal as to who's to blame for the violence.

83. Congressional action would dismantle fundamental safeguards to health

(Web Page; Fri Feb 25 15:30:00 CST 2011)

The U.S. House of Representatives launched a major assault on basic anti-pollution safeguards when it passed a “Continuing Resolution” on Feb. 19. A Continuing Resolution (C.R.) is a budget bill, temporarily extending gov...

Description: The U.S. House of Representatives launched a major assault on basic anti-pollution safeguards when it passed a “Continuing Resolution” on Feb. 19.

84. Food Matters training 05-14-2011 at Boston University School of Medicine

(Web Page; Sat May 07 14:32:00 CDT 2011)

Food Matters:A Clinical Education and Advocacy Program What Clinicians Need to Know About Our Food System to Help Ensure Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Families and a Healthy Planet Registration: $50 / person (includes sustainable ...

Description: Food Matters: A Clinical Education and Advocacy Program. What Clinicians Need to Know About Our Food System to Help Ensure Healthy Pregnancies, Healthy Families and a Healthy Planet. Sign up for the training today!

85. Cancer Disparities: An Environmental Justice Issue for Policy Makers

(Web Page; Thu Jun 16 14:32:00 CDT 2011)

By Robin E. Johnson, MD, MPH This essay is in response to: What are we learning about the relationship between environmental toxicants and cancer? How should our regulatory system respond to this information? Policy makers must address...

Description: Policy makers must address the disparities in the rates of cancers affecting people of color, ethnic minority, and low-income populations.

86. Convenience at What Cost: The Connection Between Chemicals and Breast Cancer

(Web Page; Thu Jun 16 15:57:00 CDT 2011)

By Nancy Buermeyer and Connie Engel, PhD This essay is in response to: What are we learning about the relationship between environmental toxicants and cancer? How should our regulatory system respond to this information? After World W...

Description: After World War II, the United States experienced a chemical revolution. Stockpiles of chemicals developed to fight the war made their way into everyday commerce.

87. Alabama's Blackbelt Region: A land forgotten, contaminated by coal ash

(Web Page; Fri Mar 02 10:00:00 CST 2012)

By Barbara Evans This essay is in response to: How toxic is coal ash, the waste material left after coal is burned? How does it come to poison the waters and dust the land in communities across the nation? And what can be done to preven...

Description: Alabama’s Blackbelt Region runs in a swath across Central and West Alabama. It’s a place of rolling hills, pastures and even swamps.

88. The Omnivore’s Dilemma

(Web Page; Mon Aug 12 15:07:00 CDT 2013)

By Michael Pollan Reviewed by Alan H. Lockwood, M.D., PSR Board member When is a hamburger not a hamburger? Michael Pollan might answer, “When it is the final product of the industrial food chain, responsible for the cornificati...

Description: When is a hamburger not a hamburger? Michael Pollan might answer, “When it is the final product of the industrial food chain, responsible for the cornification of the food system. Your burger is really a thinly disguised pile of corn.”

89. Open Channel for Food and Medicine to Iran

(Web Page; Fri Sep 20 15:50:00 CDT 2013)

Dear President Obama, We write to express our deep concern for Iranian civilians who have not been able to access life-saving medicines and humanitarian goods inside of Iran, which has been caused in part by U.S. sanctions against Iran....

Description: A letter to President Obama on the sanctions on Iran co-signed by PSR and other groups.

90. Cancer and Toxic Chemicals

(Web Page; Wed Oct 09 14:55:00 CDT 2013)

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States; it accounts for 1 in 4 deaths in the US and claims more than 1,500 lives a day. There are over 100 different types of cancer and there are many different factors that a...

Description: Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States; it accounts for 1 in 4 deaths in the US and claims more than 1,500 lives a day.