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Fracking: Harm on the Farm

Chemical exposures that harm farm animals and wild animals raise concern about health risks for people living near fracking sites, as the animals use the same water and breathe the same air as humans. Another, indirect concern for human health also exists: in multiple known cases of chemical exposure, cows continued to produce dairy and …

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Climate Postcards: Climate Change Makes Me Sick!

“Climate Change Makes Me Sick” e-postcards highlight the many ways that climate change harms our health. Click on the link below each e-card to find information, resources, and opportunities to take climate-protective action. Spread the knowledge!  Please feel free to share, re-post and print the e-cards. Agriculture Air Quality Allergies Extreme Weather Heat Insect-Borne Diseases …

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Nuclear Power: Not a Healthy or Safe Solution for the Clean Power Plan

New nuclear power was not included as an option for state implementation of the Clean Power Plan. Allowing credit for keeping older nuclear plants running was ultimately excluded from the final Clean Power Plan as well. There are many good reasons for this. Physicians for Social Responsibility is strongly opposed to nuclear power as an …

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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. Burning natural gas is not carbon-free; gas produces approximately 60 percent of the carbon pollution emitted by a coal plant, depending on its efficiency. In addition, natural gas is primarily methane, …

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Energy Efficiency and Health Fact Sheet

This fact sheet by PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy shows how you can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health.


The Clean Water Rule: Protecting Public Health

Safe and clean water is a vital part of life. It is important for drinking, recreation, hygiene, industry and agriculture. Find out what health care professionals are saying about the Clean Water Rule.


PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?

Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies.