Climate Health Action Teams consist of PSR members and other interested people who will meet to call in to monthly national webinars to learn about clean energy solutions. They will then take action with their team members.
The Hazards of Industrial Farming: Nitrate Pollution in Iowa's Drinking Water
Iowa is home to 24 million acres of farmland and an estimated 8,500 factory farms which generate a staggering 5 billion pounds of liquid manure annually – a significant source of nitrate pollution. High levels of nutrients such as nitrates can cause significant health risks including blue baby syndrome, endocrine disruption and birth defects.
Working to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival
The Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is the statewide chapter of the National PSR, a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to preserving people’s health and well being through research, education and advocacy. Both the state chapter and national organization combine the power of an active and concerned citizenry with the credibility of physicians and other health care professionals to promote policies that protect human health from the threats of nuclear war and other weapons of mass destruction, global environmental degradation, and climate change. These man-made threats have a massive impact on public health and security and our concern for each of these issues guides our actions and organizational policies. Joint membership in the Iowa Chapter and National PSR is extended to a broad diversity of health care professionals, health science students, and concerned citizens who together support and advance the core programs of the national PSR as well as related issues of concern to Iowa.