Toxics in our environment can adversely affect public health. For decades, since the start of PSR’s environment and health program, PSR worked to protect people and the environment from toxic pollutants. Toxic pollution can cause or is suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, reproductive issues and other serious illnesses. Infants and young children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to potential exposure.
PSR’s essential research and reports on potential health impacts associated with toxics continue to serve as vital tools for our partners, allies, and chapters who work on these issues.
Some PSR chapters continue to do vital work regarding toxics at the local and state levels.
PSR chapters working on toxics issues:
Chesapeake PSR: Toxics and Health
Chicago PSR: Toxins & Health
PSR Florida: Resources
Greater Boston PSR: Health and Environment
PSR-Los Angeles: Toxics and Water
PSR Maine: Toxic Chemicals
New York PSR: Toxics
Oregon PSR: Environmental Health
San Francisco Bay Area PSR: Toxics
Texas PSR: Toxics and Health