Public Health and Social Jusitce

Environmental Health

environment.jpgArticles and slide shows covering an array of topics in environmental health.

Slide Shows:
See Activism and Education page for slide shows on corporate malfeasance and environmental health

*Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest
Environmental and health consequences of planned shipments of Powder River Basin coal through the Pacific Northwest

Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest – short v
Short version of above talk

*Confronting Pseudoscience and Threats from a Corporate Front Group – The American Council on Science and Health
Exposé of the American Council on Science and Health – based in part on articles on “Science and Pseudoscience” page of phsj website

Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Nuclear Power – Bob Gould
Slide show 2014 National Physicians for Social Responsibility President, Dr Robert Gould

*Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice
Slide show covering causes and consequences of environmental degradation and social injustice – the most comprehensive slide show on the phsj website

Environmental Toxins
Slide show on environmental toxins (older; more extensive/updated information in above slide show)

Extreme Weather Impacts on Public Health – C Thomasson, PSR
Slide show from Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility

*General Electric – New York-Presbyterian Alliance – A Critique
Slide show re troubling agreement between corporate polluter and human rights-abusing company and large hospital system, with an historical and contemporary overview of General Electric’s activities antithetical to human and environmental health and human rights

Heat’s Deadly Effects – PSR
Effects of climate change on human and environmental health, from Physicians for Social Responsibility

Housing and Health.ppt
Slide show on housing and health – by Koreishi and Wickham

*Minamata Disease, the Minamata Treaty, and the Photography of W Eugene Smith
Slide show on Minamata Disease, mercury toxicity, the Minamata Convention, W Eugene Smith’s photography, and famous photographs relevant to public health and social justice

*Pseudoscience, Greenwash and Scientific Ignorance
Overview of pseudoscience, corporate greenwash, and the extent of scientific ignorance in the U.S., with suggestions for action

*Symbols of Love – Flowers, Diamonds, and Gold
Slide show on adverse health and environmental consequences of flowers, gold, and diamonds

Articles:

Air Pollution and Asthma – Oregonian op ed 8-11
Op-ed covering link between air pollution and asthma in Oregon, with call for EPA and state action

*Bottled Water: Health and Environmental Risks – Portland Tribune
Letter re costs and health and environmental risks of bottled water

Breast cancer awareness week, cosmetics, solicitation, and pinkwashing
Comments for Spirit of 1848 listserv, October, 2011

Climate change – overview and solutions – Thomasson
Handout on climate change – by Catherine Thomasson

Coal Exports From Powder River Basin Through the Pacific Northwest
Op-ed from Portland Tribune on health consequences of transporting coal from the Powder River Basin through the Pacific Northwest, July, 2012

*Coal exports through the Pacific Northwest – public comments
Outline of public comments re coal exports through the Pacific Northwest

Coal exports through Pacific Northwest – Oregon Physicians Letter
Letter from Oregon Physicians to Governor Kitzhaber re coal exports from Powder River Basin through Pacific Northwest

Coal Power Plant, PGE, Boardman, OR – Background
Background re PGE’s Boardman, OR Coal Plant from the Sierra Club, 6-10

Coal Power Plant, PGE, Boardman, OR – Talking Points
Talking points for Public Utilities Commission re closing PGE’s Boardman, OR Coal Plant, 6-10

Coal Power Plant, PGE, Boardman, OR – Testimony for PUC
Testimony for Public Utilities Commission re closing PGE’s Boardman, OR Coal Plant, 6-10.

Coal Shipments from Powder River Basin Through Oregon and Washington – Environmental Justice Task Force Comments
Comments to Governor’s Environmental Justice Task Force re proposed coal shipments from Powder River Basin through Oregon and Washington, June, 2012

Coal Terminal on Columbia River – Kinder Morgan Abandons Building Plan – LTE, Oregonian
Letter to editor, Oregonian, re Kinder Morgan abandoning plan to build coal export terminal on Columbia River at St. Helens, May, 2013

*Combating corporate control of public health – Z Magazine
Article examining corporate control of public health, education, the media, legislators, etc., including examples and solutions

Corporate Front Groups & Abuse of Science – Z Mag
Article describing corporate front groups and the abuse of science, focusing on the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)

*Corporate Front Groups and Abuse of Science – Z Mag – with background and references
Article describing corporate front groups and abuse of science, focusing on the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), with background and references

destruction of smallpox stores
Call for destruction of smallpox virus stores from AJPH

ELCAP-Vector-Cornell COI bioethics listserv posts 4-08
Posts to bioethics listserv re conflict of interest disclosures relevant to ELCAP study re CT screening for lung cancer

*Environmental Degradation and Social Injustice – Soc Sci Med
Article on health consequences of environmental degradation and social injustice

EPA Library Closures LO Review 5-07 with Update 9-08.doc
Editorial re EPA library closures by Bush administration

EPA Library Closures Oregonian 12-06 with Update 9-08.doc
Editorial re EPA library closures by Bush administration

*GE Healthcare – Most Admired Company or Foe of Public Health – Social Medicine
Article written with Claire Robinson on the history and current activities of GE and GE Healthcare, from Social Medicine

GE – NY Presbyterian Hospital Agreement – Synthesis Regeneration
Article discussing troubling arrangement between corporate polluter and human rights-abusing company and large hospital system (earlier version of above article)

Global Warming & Health PSR Brochure.pdf
PSR brochure re global warming

Global Warming I Medscape.doc
Part I of two-part article on global warming

Global Warming II Medscape.doc
Part II of two-part article on global warming

*Global Warming – World Affairs Journal
Complete article on global warming from Medscape (updated)

Hair and Nail Salon Health Risks:
See http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/centers-institutes/croet/emerging-issues-and-alerts.cfm for articles, health alerts, and presentations related to health risks of hair and nail salons, courtesy of OHSU’s Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology

*Health professionals, environmental degradation, and social injustice: education and activism – Monash Bioethics Review
Article on the roles and responsibilities of health professionals in confronting the health consequences of environmental degradation and social injustice: education and activism

*Indoor air pollution from biomass cooking stoves – Medscape.doc
Article on health effects of indoor air pollution from biomass cooking stoves

lead & intellectual impairment – NEJM lte.doc
Letter re lead and intellectual impairment

lead & renal dz – NEJM lte.doc
Letter re lead and renal disease in developing world

Mercury EPA – Oregonian lte.doc
Editorial re EPA position on mercury exposure

OR phthalates bill testimony fu ltr 4-07.doc
Follow-up letter re testimony before Oregon legislature on bills to eliminate phthalates in children’s toys

OR Phthalates bill testimony 4-07.doc
Letter re testimony before Oregon legislature on proposed bill to eliminate phthalates in children’s toys

OR phthalates cosmetics bill testimony 5-07.doc
Testimony re proposed Oregon state measure to outlaw phthalates in cosmetics

Nestle and privatization of Columbia River Gorge water op-ed
Op-ed with Julia DeGraw of Food and Water Watch opposing privatization by Nestle of Columbia River Gorge water, December, 2010

PDBEs-flame retardants fact sheet-psr.doc
PSR fact sheet re health risks of PDBEs (flame retardants)

*Precautionary Principle.doc
Brief description of the precautionary principle

*Precautionary Principle Explained, LTE, Sci Am
Expanded discussion of the precautionary principle, its value and uses, from LTE to Scientific American

Public Health Effects of Global Warming in Oregon – Thomasson
Handout on public health consequences of global warming for Oregon – by Catherine Thomasson

Review of Third Chimpanzee – Am J Med.doc
Review of Jared Diamond’s The Third Chimpanzee

*shark cartilage – Ann Int Med lte 4-07
Letter re use of shark cartilage for arthritis and effects on shark species

shark cartilage – JAMA lte 2000
Letter re use of shark cartilage for arthritis and effects on shark species

sierra mag nader ltr.doc
Letter criticizing Sierra Club for failing to support presidential candidacy of Ralph Nader

State Agencies and Bottled Water
Op-ed arguing using tap water will save money, reorder priorities for Oregon’s state legislature – with Barbara Willer

Uppsala Code of Ethics for Scientists
Gustafsson, Ryden, Tibell, and Wallensteen, J Peace Research, 1984

Radio and Television:

*Coal (Documentary, KCTS/EarthFix Production): http://kcts9.org/coal/

Comments opposing coal exports through Pacific Northwest. Sierra Club Rally, August, 2012. Available on Oregon Public Broadcasting at http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/portland-city-officials-call-for-army-corps-of-eng/

Comments opposing coal exports through Pacific Northwest and Ambre Energy’s Proposal for the Port of Morrow, OR. Power Beyond Coal Rally, July, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak37sirGo2g&feature=youtu.be

*Corporate assault on human health and the environment (topics include General Electric, the American Council on Science and Health, and corporate infiltration of public education). Conversations with Dr Don (cable television program), Portland, OR, July, 2011. Available at http://www.veoh.com/watch/v21170152kDqfHBPE (note: download Veoh web player, as per website, to watch full video). Also available at http://ctn5.org/shows/conversations-dr-don/conversations-dr-don-3896.

Portland City Council says “no” to coal. Portland City Council Meeting, September 19, 2012. Available at KGW News Channel 8: http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Portland-says-no-to-coal-170430826.html (see 0’57” to 1’05”).

*Coal exports through the Pacific Northwest (with Bethany Cotton). Conversations with Dr. Don (cable television program), Portland, OR, October, 2012. Available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G0Ozyd1Tyg&feature=plcp.

Comments from Beyond Coal Campaign news conference opposing coal exports through Pacific Northwest, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Hearing, December, 2012. Available on radio at KBOO Portland at http://kboo.fm/node/52248 (see 15’40 to 21’37). Video of portion of comments available at http://vimeo.com/55076655 (see 3’44” to 8’35”).

Sierra Club Anti-Coal Ad (3-14):

External Links:

350.org (Global Movement to Stop the Climate Crisis): http://350.org/

African American Environmentalist Association: http://www.aaenvironment.com/

Allergykids.com: http://www.allergykids.com/

Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments: http://envirn.org/

Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry: http://coeh.berkeley.edu/greenchemistry/

Beyond Coal: http://www.beyondcoal.org/

Beyond Pesticides: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/

Beyond Toxics: www.BeyondToxics.org

Breast Cancer Action: http://bcaction.org/

Business-Managed Democracy (Environment Page): http://www.herinst.org/BusinessManagedDemocracy/environment/index.html

Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood: http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/

Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment: http://www.cape.ca/

Cancer Prevention Coalition: http://www.preventcancer.com/

Carbon counter – Fight Climate Change: http://www.carboncounter.org/

Catalog Choice – Eliminate Unwanted Catalogs: http://www.catalogchoice.org

Cell phone recycling: http://www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/

Center for Critical Environmental Global Literacy:http://www.ccegl.org/

Center for Diversity and the Environment: http://www.environmentaldiversity.org/index.html

Center for Earth Leadership: http://earthleaders.org/

Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School: http://chge.med.harvard.edu/

Center for Health, Environment, and Justice: http://chej.org/

Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET), OHSU: http://wwwcroetweb.com

CGH Environmental Strategies: http://www.cghenvironmental.com/

Change.org Environment Page: http://environment.change.org/

Climate911: http://www.climate911.org/

Climate Access: http://www.climateaccess.org/

Climate and Health Alliance (Australia): http://caha.org.au/

Climate Hot Map (from Union of Concerned Scientists): http://www.climatehotmap.org/

Climate Nexus: http://climatenexus.org/

Coalswarm (Coal wiki): http://coalswarm.org/

Coal Blooded – Putting Profits Before People (NAACP): http://www.naacp.org/pages/coal-blooded1

Coal Train Facts: http://www.coaltrainfacts.org/

Collaborative on Health and the Environment: http://database.healthandenvironment.org/

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (and Daniel Pennock Democracy Schools): http://www.celdf.org/index.php

Consortium for Conservation Medicine: http://www.conservationmedicine.org/

Container Recycling Institute: http://container-recycling.org/

Convention on Biological Diversity: http://www.cbd.int/convention/default.shtml

Cornucopia Institute: http://cornucopia.org/pasture/index.php

Culture Odyssey: http://cultureodyssey.com/

Cumulative Impacts Project: http://www.cumulativeimpacts.org/

Doctors for the Environment Australia: http://www.dea.org.au/node

Doctors and Scientists for Sustainability and Social Justice: http://www.d3sj.org/index.html

E Magazine: http://www.emagazine.com/index.php

E Magazine Directory of Products and Services: http://www.emagazine.com/directory/viewlink.php

Earthfix (Oregon Public Broadcasting): http://earthfix.opb.org/

Earthjustice: http://www.earthjustice.org/

Earthjustice 50 States United for Healthy Air: http://earthjustice.org/50states/

Earthworks: http://www.mineralpolicy.org/

Earth Institute Columbia University: http://www.earth.columbia.edu/sections/view/9

Earth Island Institute and Journal: http://www.earthisland.org/

Earth Science Literary Initiative: http://www.earthscienceliteracy.org/index.html

Ecologist: http://www.theecologist.org/home.asp

EHP Environmental Health Perspectives: http://www.ehponline.org/

EHP (Environmental Health Perspectives) Science Education Program: http://www.ehponline.org/science-ed-new/

Environmental Health (APHA): http://www.apha.org/advocacy/policy/policysearch/default.htm?id=1379

Environmental Investigation Agency: http://www.eia-international.org/

Environmental News Network: http://www.enn.com/

Environmental Working Group (contains consumer product guide, sunscreen guide, cosmetics/beauty supply guide, guide to pesticides in food, and farm subsidy database): http://www.ewg.org/

EPA Superfund Site: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/

Fair Trade Certified: http://www.transfairusa.org/content/WhereToBuy/

Focus the Nation (Global Warming Initiative): http://www.focusthenation.org/

Food and Water Watch: http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/

Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org/

Global Exchange: http://www.globalexchange.org/

Global Footprint Network: http://www.footprintnetwork.org/gfn_sub.php?content=footprint_overview

Global Health, University of Arizona: http://www.globalhealth.arizona.edu

Global Health Education Consortium: http://www.globalhealth-ec.org/

Global Stewards: http://www.globalstewards.org/index.htm

Good Grow Northwest (anti-coal shipments through the Pacific Northwest): http://www.goodgrowthnw.org/

Green Health Center, University of Nebraska: http://www.unmc.edu/green/index.htm

Greenhouse gas emissions map for U.S. (EPA): http://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do

Greening Schools: http://istc013.istc.illinois.edu/

Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/international/

Green Charter Schools: http://www.greencharterschools.org

H2O Conserve: http://www.h2oconserve.org

Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health and the Environment: http://chge.med.harvard.edu/

Health Begins (Smart Medicine Starts Upstream): http://healthbegins.ning.com/

Health Care Without Harm: http://www.noharm.org/

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment: http://www.h2e-online.org/

Humane Society of the US: http://www.hsus.org/index.html

Institute for Social Ecology: http://www.social-ecology.org/

Integrated Pest Management: http://toxipedia.org/display/ipmopedia/IPM+Education+Project

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/

International Society of Doctors for the Environment: http://www.isde.org/

InvestigateWest (Investigative Journalism for the Pacific Northwest): http://www.invw.org/

Keep Antibiotics Working: http://www.keepantibioticsworking.com/new/index.cfm

Keep California Beautiful: http://www.keepcabeautiful.org/

Military Toxics Project: http://www.miltoxproj.org/

National Environmental Education Foundation: http://www.neefusa.org/

National Environmental Health Association: http://www.neha.org/index.shtml

Natural Resources Defense Council: http://www.nrdc.org/

Natural Resources Defense Council Climate Maps (state by state analysis of effects of climate change): http://www.nrdc.org/health/climate/

Natural Step: http://www.naturalstep.org/en

Neighbors for Clean Air (Portland, OR  air pollution): http://www.whatsinourair.org/

Neil Arya’s website and course syllabi covering global health, environmental health, and war and peace: http://environment.uwaterloo.ca/ers/faculty/narya/index.html

Nightingale Institute for Health and the Environment: http://www.nihe.org/

No Dirty Gold: http://www.nodirtygold.org/

Northwest Earth Institute: http://www.nwei.org/

Oregon Center for Environmental Health: http://www.oregon-health.org/

Oregon Environmental Council: http://www.oeconline.org/

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility: http://www.oregonpsr.org

Oregonians for Responsible Energy Policy: http://www.oregonrenewables.com/

Oxfam America: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

People’s Water Trust for Portland (OR): http://www.peopleswatertrust.org/

Pesticide Action Network of North America: http://www.panna.org/

Physicians for Social Responsibility: http://www.psr.org

Planet Ark: http://www.planetark.org/index.cfm

Poodwaddle World Clock (real time economic, environmental, and health statistics): http://www.poodwaddle.com/Stats/

Power Past Coal (Communities against coal exports): http://www.powerpastcoal.org/

Preemption and Movement Building in Public Health: http://www.preemptionwatch.org/

Project 929 – Mapping the Solar: http://www.project929.com/

Rachel’s Democracy and Health News: http://www.rachel.org/bulletin/index.cfm?St=1

Rachel’s Precaution Reporter: http://precaution.org/

Recycling (African American Environmentalist Association): http://www.aaenvironment.com/environmental-concerns-recycling.htm

Recycling Appliances and Electronics: http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Guide-to-Recycling-Appliances-and-Electronics.aspx

Recycling (Earth 911): http://earth911.com/recycling/

Riverkeeper: http://www.riverkeeper.org/

Scale of the Universe (interactive): http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white

Science and Environmental Health Network: http://www.sehn.org/index.html

Sierra Club: http://www.sierraclub.org/

Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter: http://oregon.sierraclub.org/

Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter, Beyond Coal Campaign: http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/or/

SOIL (Sustainable Organice Integrated Livelihoods): http://www.oursoil.org/

Story of Bottled Water: http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-bottled-water/

Story of Cosmetics: http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-cosmetics/

Story of Electronics: http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-electronics/

Story of Stuff: http://www.storyofstuff.org/movies-all/story-of-stuff/

Student Conservation Association: http://www.thesca.org/

Student Physicians for Social Responsibility: http://www.psr.org/chapters/student-chapters/

Synthesis/Regeneration (a magazine of green social thought): http://www.greens.org/s-r/

Tackling malaria, by Claire Panosian, MD: http://www.science.org.au/nova/011/011print.htm

Tox-ick.org (Stormwater and Polluted Runoff Prevention): http://tox-ick.org/

Toxipedia: http://toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Welcome+to+Toxipedia

TrapFree Oregon: www.trapfreeoregon.com

Union of Concerned Scientists: http://www.ucsusa.org/

(50 States) United for Healthy Air (Earthjustice, PSR, ANA, United Council of Churches, Hip-Hop Caucus): http://earthjustice.org/50states

United Nations Development Programme: http://www.undp.org/

United Nations Environment Program: http://www.unep.org/

United States Department of Agriculture: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html

Veriflora Cut Flower Certification System: http://veriflora.com/

Washington Toxics Coalition: http://www.watoxics.org/

Wildleaks (for wildlife crime whistleblowers): https://wildleaks.org/

Wiser Earth: http://www.wiserearth.org/

Women’s Voices for the Earth: http://www.womensvoices.org/

Worldwatch Institute: http://www.worldwatch.org/

World Population, Economic, Social, and Environmental Statistics (Interactive Map with Millenium Development Goals):http://www.ibge.gov.br/paisesat/main.php