Toxics

Toxic Chemicals and Public Health

Toxics in our environment can adversely affect public health. For decades, since the start of PSR’s environment and health program, PSR worked to protect people and the environment from toxic pollutants. Toxic pollution can cause or is suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, reproductive issues and other serious illnesses. Infants and young children and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to potential exposure.

PSR’s essential research and reports on potential health impacts associated with toxics continue to serve as vital tools for our partners, allies, and chapters who work on these issues.

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Healthy Fish, Healthy Families

September 2014

How you can enjoy the benefits of seafood, while making smart choices to lower the risks of pollution.

Latest Toxic Chemicals News & Actions

More “Damning” Evidence of Fracking’s Harms

PSR again partnered with Concerned Health Professionals of New York to help produce the ninth edition of the fracking Compendium, which summarizes and links to almost 2,500 papers, reports and…

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New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

The new report, by Physicians for Social Responsibility, details the risks from injecting PFAS into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells, as well as risks from the disposal of millions of tons of liquid and solid waste associated with the wells.

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