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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.


Selling Our Health Down the River

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

Type: report

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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Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects

Issue: environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing.