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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.


The Lessons of Fukushima and Chernobyl Briefing Book

The 25th Anniversary of the nuclear reactor accident in Chernobyl on the Belarus-Ukraine border serves to remind us of the dangers to public health posed by nuclear power. The importance of reacquainting ourselves with the ongoing difficulties at the Chernobyl disaster site and surrounding lands are underscored by the March 2011 disaster at the Daiichi …

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Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment

Coal ash, one of the dirtiest secrets in American energy production, burst into the U.S. consciousness three days before Christmas, 2008 when an earthen wall holding back a huge coal ash disposal pond failed at the coal-fired power plant in Kingston, Tennessee. The 40-acre pond spilled more than 1 billion gallons of coal ash slurry …

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Zero Is the Only Option

In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.


Coal’s Assault on Human Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility has released a groundbreaking medical report, “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” which takes a new look at the devastating impacts of coal on the human body. Coal combustion releases mercury, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and dozens of other substances known to be hazardous to human health. This report looks …

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Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care

A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in partnership with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) have released the “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” report, detailing the first investigation ever of chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals. The inquiry found that all …

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Shock and Awe Hits Home

U.S. Health Costs of the War in Iraq The military operational costs of the war in Iraq, now greater than $500 billion, have surpassed those for the entire Vietnam conflict. These escalating operational costs are alarming, yet the long-term public health costs will be much greater. Providing medical care and disability benefits to veterans will …

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