PSR tells the Administration to Keep its Methane Rule in place
Last year, the Bureau of Land Management finalized methane protections that would end harmful leaking of methane on federal and tribal lands. The administration is now seeking rollbacks. With over 74,000 people living within a half-mile of an oil or gas facility on public lands, delaying the methane rules is dangerous to our health. Read our comments opposing dismantling these public health protections.
Local Medical Association Publishes All-Climate Edition of Bulletin
The Hillsborough County Medical Association, representing 2,000 physicians and medical students in Tampa, FL, has published their first-ever bulletin focused entirely on climate and health, guest-edited by PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg. Several other PSR members contributed articles on how climate change is affecting the Tampa Bay area. If you belong to a local health professional association, please consider submitting an article on climate and health to their bulletin or newsletter.
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CA wildfires bring toxic exposures to communities
The wildfires in California are a public health disaster. In the short term, residents of the impacted areas must deal with toxic air filled with particulates. In the longer term, residents and families must contend with the dust or ash left behind and what’s in it, which could include asbestos and lead, both of which are extremely harmful to human health.
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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark treaty that marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. The TPNW is a sign of progress showcasing agreement among the international community that nuclear weapons are illegitimate weapons of mass destruction that must be eliminated. The medical community played a leadership role in advocating for the TPNW as a public health solution to growing nuclear dangers.
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