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  • September 1, 2014
    Peace Luncheon

    Florida PSR held a Peace Luncheon to commemorate the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

  • August 11, 2014
    PSR/FL Steering Committee member, Dr. Ron Saff, and his practice recognized as Green Doctor Office

    Dr. Ron Saff's practice, the Allergy & Asthma Diagnostic Treatment Center, has been awarded recognition as a "Green Doctor Office" by My Green Doctor.

  • August 5, 2014
    Coal ash pollution needs tighter regulation

    An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on the dangers of coal ash.

    Source: Sun Sentinel
  • July 28, 2014
    Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.

    Source: Tampa Tribune
  • May 13, 2014
    EPA rules can help protect children

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.

    Source: The Tallahassee Democrat
  • April 18, 2014
    Work to protect the environment

    A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • March 12, 2014
    House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline

    Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."

    Source: The Florida Current
  • March 7, 2014
    Florida PSR Hosts Fracking Expert

    PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

  • February 7, 2014
    The Need for Chemical Reform

    PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.

  • January 17, 2014
    PSR Florida - 2013 Activities

    PSR/Florida had an exciting and busy year. We were honored to host the national PSR Leadership Meeting in February which kicked off a year filled with activities such as meeting with legislators, writing opinion pieces, mentoring students and engaging our membership on issues of gravest threats to human health. Read on to see a list of our many activities.

  • December 11, 2013
    The dangers to the world of even a limited nuclear war

    A radio interview with PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand on the new report he authored on nuclear famine.

    Source: WMNF
  • October 11, 2013
    Florida PSR's Kids Klinic Serves Homeless Kids

    SPSR established the Kids Klinic at a homeless shelter 5 years ago. Students had approached PSR mentor, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, asking to work with homeless kids, since they get little exposure to pediatric patients their first 2 years of medical school.

  • August 8, 2013
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Solemn anniversaries

    A letter to the editor from PSR/Florida President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • August 1, 2013
    Duke Energy won't build nuclear plant

    Duke Energy is scuttling plans for a nuclear power facility in the state. Duke Energy has been charging nuclear cost recovery fees for the planned $24.7 billion plant in Levy County. Through these fees, Duke customers have paid $1.5 billion for the Levy County plant so far.

    Source: Bay News 9
  • April 22, 2013
    Florida PSR Concerned over Fracking Legislation

    Florida PSR and the Florida League of Conservation Voters, in honor of Earth Day and respect for our Mother, are bringing attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

  • February 26, 2013
    In lives and trauma, gun violence has a high cost

    An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • December 10, 2012
    Looking for cuts? Start with nuclear weapons

    An op-ed from six physicians who are members of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Florida.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • September 21, 2012
    Ronald Saff: Clock keeps ticking while climate keeps changing

    Climate change is a serious threat to human health and the environment. Yet, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is approving permits for new biomass plants. At the same time, it is doing virtually nothing to cut down on the millions of tons of global-warming and disease-causing pollutants spewed yearly from Florida’s 12 coal-fired power plants.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • July 5, 2010
    PSR Tampa Bay Website Launch

    PSR Tampa Bay's website has finally launched. Visit http://www.psrtampabay.org to get the latest news and events for the Tampa Bay chapter.

  • July 1, 2010
    Gulf Oil Spill Response

    As crude oil gushes into the Gulf at an alarming rate, cleanup efforts are lagging behind. The ecosystems, economies, and health of the population of the Gulf Coast region are being threatened by this disaster. It is time to take a stand against our dependence on fossil fuels. Write a letter to your local representatives or to President Obama and urge them to pursue legislation that will put us on track to a cleaner energy future!

PSR Tampa Bay Winter News Letter 2010

We are thrilled to share with you our Inaugural Newsletter!

The newsletter is meant to be an informative summary of the highlights from the past two years, and a sincere thank you to all of you who have made our work possible. We hope that you will be pleased with our accomplishments and will be encouraged to continue to support us as we strive to improve the health of Tampa Bay and make the world a little safer and greener for all. From all of us at PSR Tampa Bay have a wonderful holiday season and a safe and healthy new year!

In the Spotlight

  • The Need for Chemical Reform
    PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.