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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.

Tips for Reducing Harmful Chemical Exposure in Your Daily Life

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

Type: fact sheet

Patient handout on reducing exposure to harmful chemicals while shopping and in the home.

Fracking: Harm on the Farm

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

Type: fact sheet

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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The Clean Water Rule: Protecting Public Health

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

Type: fact sheet

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.