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Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

September 30, 2022 Comments Off on Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

Article in Clinical Infectious Diseases co-authored by Greater Boston PSR Board Member Dr. Regina LaRocque.

“Forever” chemicals used in Ohio oil, gas wells

September 29, 2022 Comments Off on “Forever” chemicals used in Ohio oil, gas wells

PSR’s latest report reveals use of toxic PFAS chemicals in Ohio oil and gas wells. Read what happened, and what states can do to prevent use of these “forever” chemicals.

Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

September 29, 2022 Comments Off on Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

Previously unpublicized information unearthed by PSR shows that a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS has been used in Ohio’s oil and gas wells since at least 2013.

Watch Now: Public Health Impacts of the “Inflation Reduction Act”

September 27, 2022 Comments Off on Watch Now: Public Health Impacts of the “Inflation Reduction Act”

Learn what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to improve public health and how implementation can ensure that Congress and President Biden build on its successes while addressing its shortcomings.

Global Health Organizations Call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 26, 2022 Comments Off on Global Health Organizations Call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

More than 1000 health professionals and 200 health organizations across the world are calling on governments to urgently develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to end global dependence on fossil fuels and protect global public health.

Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the People Over Pentagon Act

September 23, 2022 Comments Off on Ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the People Over Pentagon Act

It’s time to stop misdirecting hundreds of billions of dollars away from domestic and human needs to fund endless wars, dangerous and unneeded new nuclear weapons, and the Pentagon’s corporate handouts.

Tell Congress to Reject the Dirty IRA Side Deal

September 23, 2022 Comments Off on Tell Congress to Reject the Dirty IRA Side Deal

Tell your Members of Congress to reject Senator Manchin and Senator Schumer’s dirty side deal.

Next-Generation Ambassadors meet Next Gen U

September 22, 2022 Comments Off on Next-Generation Ambassadors meet Next Gen U

Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FAACME, and previous PSR board member and president, gave a wonderful presentation on climate and health curriculum to PSR’s Next-Generation Ambassadors.

Nuclear Risks at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

September 14, 2022 Comments Off on Nuclear Risks at the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Since Russia took over the plant in March, there has been major concern over the safety of the plant and the risk of a potential nuclear incident. Read PSR’s new fact sheet on the dangers.

Ongoing nuclear gamble in Ukraine

September 5, 2022 Comments Off on Ongoing nuclear gamble in Ukraine

Op-ed in The Hill by Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member.