Climate Resources & Reports

We Highlight the Health Hazards Associated with Fossil Fuel Driven Climate Change

GBPSR has been a medical community leader in addressing the climate crisis and environmental health since 1992, when GBPSR member and Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Chivian organized a groundbreaking conference Human Health and Environment at MIT. We have co-authored landmark reports from “Death by Degrees” (2001) that looked at the health impacts of climate disruption in Massachusetts to our 2019 reports analyzing the impact of fossil fuel development in Weymouth, MA on climate, safety and health.

Our seminal research reports on the reproductive health risks from pesticides and  environmental risks to the elderly have provided the scientific groundwork for advocacy campaigns to protect health and have helped change both public policies and clinical practice.

We have educated over 10,000 health professionals through our educational programming and outreach. We have developed clinical tools on environment and health, such as our Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, featured in a five-state training program, and subsequently made available as an online CME course developed in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Decommissioning Handbook

Decommissioning Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Handbook

Report on the decommissioning of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, from Pilgrim Watch. Download

Health Effects From Gas Stove Pollution

Health Effects from Gas Stove Pollution

GB PSR was partnered with  the Rocky Mountain Institute and others on this report highlighting the association of pediatric asthma and gas stove use, and advocating for indoor quality guidelines…

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A Comprehensive Assessment of the Potential Human Health Impacts of a Proposed “Natural” Gas Compressor Station in Weymouth, Massachusetts

A quantitative and qualitative assessment of the human health impacts of soil, groundwater, air and noise pollution that will result from the compressor station, concluding that the project is dangerous…

Rolling The Dice

Rolling the Dice: Assessment of Gas System Safety in Massachusetts

While the gas distribution system in Massachusetts is largely buried underground, the dangers of relying on gas are all around us. Co-authored by GBPSR.

Compressor Public Safety Report

Public Safety Report on Proposed Weymouth Compressor

This new report from Greater Boston PSR examines the public safety and emergency response aspects of a proposed compressor station in a populated coastal flood zone.

Gbpsr Report Weymouth Compressor Station

Health Risks of a Proposed Compressor Station in Weymouth, Massachusetts

GBPSR report on the health risks to Fore River basin residents from the proposed compressor station. Download

Fracking Facts

Fracking Facts

Fact sheet on the harms of fracking. Spanish version also available.

Pediatric Toolkit

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

From our air to our water to the products we use on a daily basis, our environment is permeated with harmful substances. Yet very few health professionals have been trained to help patients understand how to protect themselves from environmental toxins.