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Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.
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Student PSR believes that individual and community health are intrinsically linked to the health of the environment; in order to improve our own health, we develop a more sustainable relationship with the environment. As health professionals in training, we are in a unique position to highlight the medical problems caused by environmental degradation. Through education and advocacy, SPSR addresses a wide range of environmental issues at the local, regional and national level.
In response to President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget, Physicians for Social Responsibility issued the following statement from Executive Director Jeff Carter.
PSR applauds the U.S. Senate’s vote against a resolution that would have eliminated the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
"Whenever there is disturbance of this kind at a nuclear waste site, it’s always a matter of concern," said Laura Skelton, executive director of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a group involved in educating the public about nuclear waste.Source: Quartz
Letter signed by PSR and partner groups urging senators to oppose S. 263, the "Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017," also known as the Smoggy Skies Act, which would threaten important air pollution health standards and weaken the Clean Air Act. Read more »
Letter signed by PSR and partner groups to USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and United States Department of Agriculture Acting Deputy Undersecretary Dan Jiron on President Trump's executive orders relating to energy development on public lands. Read more »
Letter signed by PSR and partner groups to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on President Trump's executive orders relating to coal, oil and gas development on public lands. Read more »
PSR comments on Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) evaluation of existing regulations that can be "repealed, replaced or modified." Read more »
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The Paris Climate Agreement puts the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change. Tell President Trump that leaving the accord puts polluters' interests before our health and welfare.
President Trump, his new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and some in Congress are attempting to block or weaken clean air and climate protections like the Clean Power Plan. Tell your member of Congress to support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan.
Letter from PSR and Student PSR in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and in strong opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read more »
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »