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Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: report

The 2018 edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking updates the rapidly expanding evidence indicating harm to health from fracking and methane infrastructure.


Saving Energy, Saving Lives

Issue: environment & health | renewable energy

Type: report

The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency We often hear that energy efficiency saves money and creates jobs, but what do we know about its public health benefits? PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released a report, “Saving Energy Saving Lives,” that examines the public health benefits …

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Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: report

Why health professionals reject natural gas PSR’s report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Here are some of the key findings it reports: Proximity to fracking operations are associated …

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30 Years Living with Chernobyl, 5 Years Living with Fukushima

Issue: nuclear power

Type: report

Health Effects of the Nuclear Disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima This report, co-released by PSR and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, provides detailed and sobering updates of these two sentinel events.


Selling Our Health Down the River

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

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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Body Count

Issue: foreign policy

Type: report

Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the “War on Terror” Authored by IPPNW-Germany, this report is a comprehensive account of the vast human toll of the “Wars on Terror” conducted in the name of the American people since September 11, 2001.


Public Health Dimensions of Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane

Type: report

Knowledge, Obstacles, Tactics, and Opportunities An overview of health issues related to fracking, written by the executive director of Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy.


Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?

Issue: nuclear weapons

Type: report

In “Nuclear Famine: Two Billion People at Risk?” researchers report that the climatic effects of a “limited” nuclear war between Pakistan and India would cut crop production worldwide, putting up to 2 billion people at risk of starvation.


Nuclear Power and Public Health: Lessons from Fukushima, Still Dangerously Unprepared

Issue: nuclear power

Type: report

One year after the Fukushima reactor crisis in Japan, no meaningful progress has been achieved in improving the ability of first responders and medical professionals to react to a disaster on a similar scale in the United States.


Niños Seguros y Sanos: Safe and Healthy Children

Issue: children's health | environment & health

Type: report

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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