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PFAS Disposal Symposium - Cancer Free Economy
PFAS have been described as “forever chemicals” because they take decades, or longer, to break down. Although they have been linked to cancer, reproductive health issues, and immune system damage, these toxic chemicals are commonly used in thousands of products we use every day from non-stick cookware to water-proof clothing to cosmetics.
PFAS, Pregnancy, and Public Health: Experts Weigh In
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were originally created for their durability and non-stick properties and therefore are used in many consumer products and firefighting foam. We now know that PFAS are hazardous to human health, and last year, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) uncovered evidence that PFAS, or substances that break down into PFAS, are being used in shale gas development. This increases the risk of PFAS contamination in regions of shale gas development. Moderated by Ned Ketyer, MD, EHP’s Medical Advisor, the evening will begin with a brief overview of what is known about the use of PFAS in…
8th Compendium on Fracking - Brown Bag Lunch
Join the conversation on the long-awaited report: 8th ed. of the The Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking and Associated Gas and Oil Infrastructure Sandra Steingraber from Science and Environmental Health Network Ned Ketyer and Laura Dagley of PSR Barbara Brandom of Concerned Health Professionals of PA
Fracking Impacts: Community Concerns and What the Science Tells Us – webinar
How to Register: Log on to marphtc.pitt.edu and sign in with your username and password.Navigate to the Training/Upcoming page and select Fracking Impacts.Click the “Enroll” button under Course Registration at the bottom of the page.After you are successfully enrolled, you will receive an email confirmation that contains important information about this course.If you do not have an account:Visit marphtc.pitt.edu.After you create an account, you will receive an email asking to confirm your account. Click “confirm” in that email message.Navigate to the Training/Upcoming page and select Fracking Impacts.Click the “Enroll” button under Course Registration at the bottom of the page.After you are…
Pennsylvania’s Shale Gas Boom: How Policy Decisions Failed to Protect Public Health and What We Can Do to Correct It
On June 2, Senator Muth will host a hearing regarding the health impacts of shale gas infrastructure in Pennsylvania. A chasm exists between the reliable public health research that has been conducted and the actions taken by legislators, the Governor’s Office, and the Department of Health. These actions demonstrate how the promise of economic benefits outweighed any sense of caution about potential health impacts from shale gas development, how the insistence on irrefutable evidence of health harms became the enemy of reasonable protective measures, and consequently how the burden of proof fell to the communities experiencing the health impacts. The…