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Video: Fracking with Your Health

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video

Physicians for Social Responsibility aren’t fracking with your health. It’s time our energy sources did the same.


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: report

This report presents previously unpublicized evidence that major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil and Chevron, have used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or substances that could degrade into PFAS, in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas in more than 1,200 wells in six U.S. states. Toxic in minuscule concentrations, these man-made chemicals accumulate …

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Webinar: Exposé on use in fracking of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video

PSR has released an important exposé documenting the use of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals in fracking. Watch our webinar on these groundbreaking findings below.


Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (Unconventional Gas and Oil Extraction)

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: report

Seventh Edition A collection of nearly 2,000 abstracts of medical, scientific and investigative reports about the consequences of oil and gas drilling, fracking, and associated infrastructure. Presents evidence that these activities are dangerous to public health, the environment, and the climate cycle and a grave environmental justice issue, with communities of color, Indigenous people, and …

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Webinar: Radioactive Fracking Wastewater: Chilling Threat to Health

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | toxic chemicals

Type: video

A chilling investigative article in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. The local environment, nearby residents, and especially the oil and gas industry’s own employees may all be exposed to toxic levels of radiation—but most people are totally unaware. Watch below for …

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Mercury and Air Toxics Comments

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | toxic chemicals

Type: letter to policymaker

Comments from PSR and partner groups opposing the U.S. EPA’s health-endangering proposal to roll back the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).


Clean Water Rule Fact Sheet

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

The Clean Water Rule (CWR) protects the nation’s rain-dependent streams and wetlands from toxic pollution under the Clean Water Act.


Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

Issue: children's health | environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: toolkit

Updated Pediatric Environmental Health Web Toolkit for Providers From our air to our water to the products we use on a daily basis, our environment is permeated with harmful substances. Yet very few health professionals have been trained to help patients understand how to protect themselves from environmental toxins. In an effort to fill the …

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PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

Issue: coal | environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: testimony

Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal.


Hormone Disrupting Chemicals & Consumer Products

Issue: environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

The Danger to You Our bodies are run by a system of hormones that control just about every bodily function. Chemicals in products like plastics can mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine system, increasing health problems. Read our new handout and learn how to reduce your exposure.