MISSION: Southwest Research and Information Center is a multi-cultural organization working to promote the health of people and communities, protect natural resources, ensure citizen participation, and secure environmental and social justice now and for future generations

Downwinder Information Available

The National Institutes of Health has a series of pamphlets available free to the public (while supplies last) on Thyroid Cancer and Downwinders - individuals exposed to radioactive fallout resulting from aboveground Nuclear testing in Nevada (1954-63). The pamphlets are:

  • Get the Facts about I-131 Radiation Exposure
  • Making Choices: Screening for Thyroid Disease
  • Radioative Iodine I-131 and Thyroid Cancer: An Education Resource
  • What You Need to Know About Thyroid Cancer.

These pamphlets can be ordered in a variety of ways:
Toll free: (800) 4-CANCER [(800) 422-6237]
Fax: (301) 330-7968
Online: https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/ncipubs/
and Mail:
National Cancer Institute, Publications Ordering Service
P.O. Box 24128
Baltimore, MD 21227.

2003 Combined Federal Campaign

Thanks again to those individuals who contributed to SRIC in the past as part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for Central and Northern New Mexico. We've just received word that we will be on the 2003 CFC cycle. In addition, changes were made to the program allowing both State and Federal workers to make contributions. While we're a little early (the campaign runs from September 1-December 15, 2003), we wanted to give folks a heads up about deadlines and making a contribution to SRIC. Your generous contribution lets us continue our work on issues related to environmental equality and health, and economic concerns related to the environment. See your Human Resources office for more information, or contact Don or Annette at (505) 262-1862.


Southwest Research and Information Center depends on the gifts of individuals, foundations and corporations for its ability to work on behalf of New Mexico's environmental issues and concerns. Without YOUR help, we cannot take on the pressing environmental, health and economic issues that affect our daily lives. How about pledging an amount each month for the next 12 months? A pledge of just $10 provides $120 a year to help continue our work on behalf of the environment. Just let us know and we can send your monthly reminders, or set things up to charge your credit card each month. Call Annette or Don for more details at (505) 262-1862.

Submissions Wanted

We are looking for voluntary assistance with our publication Voices from the Earth. If you are interested in writing a book review, or if you have an article you think we should print, please contact Annette Aguayo, Editor, at (505) 262-1862 or Admin@sric.org. We reserve the right to use or edit submissions. No press releases, please.

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--Supreme Court Justice William Brennan
December 22, 1987

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