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Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

Protect workers against carcinogens!

February 11, 2014

Some workers face exposure to carcinogenic substances as the price of going to work every day. At the very least, they should be provided the best protections possible in the workplace.

Now, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) -- the federal agency that makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths -- is revising its carcinogen policy. NIOSH hasn't updated that policy since 1978, so the rules in place do not reflect current cancer science or understanding of how best to protect workers in the workplace.

One important step: NIOSH's carcinogen policy should promote the substitution of safer alternatives for carcinogens as the most effective means of preventing cancer among workers.

Tell NIOSH their revised carcinogen policy should be as health-protective as possible and should actively promote the development and substitution of safer alternatives for cancer-causing substances in the workplace.

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  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

  • Let Diplomacy Work with Iran!

    Please tell your representative and senators to resist Congressional meddling with crucial negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

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