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

The term ‘turf’ is misleading

Op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine co-authored by Brita Lundberg, MD, Greater Boston PSR Board Chair.

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Why professional wet cleaning could be a green dry-cleaning solution

Spectrum News article quoting Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles.

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State to consider environmentalists’ petition about PFAS in fracking

Article from the Santa Fe New Mexican citing PSR’s fracking chemicals in New Mexico report.

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