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Saving Energy, Saving Lives

The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency We often hear that energy efficiency saves money and creates jobs, but what do we know about its public health benefits? PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report, “Saving Energy Saving Lives,” that examines the public health benefits …

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Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

Why health professionals reject natural gas PSR’s report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Here are some of the key findings it reports: Proximity to fracking operations are associated …

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30 Years Living with Chernobyl, 5 Years Living with Fukushima

Health Effects of the Nuclear Disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima This report, co-released by PSR and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, provides detailed and sobering updates of these two sentinel events.

Selling Our Health Down the River

Why EPA Needs to Finalize the Strongest Rule to Stop Water Pollution from Power Plants The Environmental Protection Agency recently set the first federal limits on how much arsenic, mercury, selenium, nitrogen and other toxic metals coal-fired power plants can discharge into streams and rivers. PSR coauthored this report in June 2015 documenting the need …

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Body Count

Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the “War on Terror” Authored by IPPNW-Germany, this report is a comprehensive account of the vast human toll of the “Wars on Terror” conducted in the name of the American people since September 11, 2001.

Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?

In “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?” researchers report that the climatic effects of a “limited” nuclear war between Pakistan and India would cut crop production worldwide, putting up to 2 billion people at risk of starvation.

Niños Seguros y Sanos: Safe and Healthy Children

Training-of-Trainers Program Niños Seguros y Sanos (Safe and Healthy Children) is a pilot project of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), the Academy for Educational Development (AED), and Health Outreach Partners (HOP). This one-year pilot program generously supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate training resource guide, complete with several …

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The Clean Air Act: A Proven Tool for Healthy Air

This report highlights the serious, sometimes fatal damage that air pollution inflicts on human health. It explains how the Clean Air Act—federal legislation established and strengthened over the course of 40 years—has led to dramatic successes in reducing pollution, and sets out the challenges still to be overcome.