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Tell your representative you want health-protective chemical reform -- not reform that places industry costs over your health and safety!
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.
"A fifth of women of child-bearing years have mercury levels in their bodies that we know are not healthy and can cause problems with developing fetuses," said Dr Catherine Thomasson, the executive director of the national lobbying group Physicians for Social Responsibility.Source: The Guardian
Chesapeake PSR and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, announced Wednesday that they will hold Governor Hogan, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Maryland Division of State Documents accountable for failing to implement new clean air protections to clean up coal-fired power plants that had been finalized and adopted prior to Gov. Hogan taking office.
An op-ed by PSR Philadelphia's Cherie Eichholz and Teresa Méndez-Quigley.Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
An interdisciplinary curriculum based around the Hanford Site in Eastern Washington. Read more »
PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson joined other public health leaders and Senator Boxer to oppose the inadequate Udall-Vitter toxic chemicals bill (S. 697) and call for real reform that will protect public health. Read more »
PSR slide presentation provides a clear overview of the many health issues associated with hydraulic fracturing, from air contaminants to water contaminants to its contribution to climate change. Read more »
PSR's official comments on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone. Read more »
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Tell your senators you want true health-protective chemical policy reform, not industry-driven proposals like the Vitter-Udall bill.
Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
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 »
Please make use of this great resource explaining the basics of climate change: what it is, why its happening, and what we can do to stop it. This flyer is great to use at tabling events for the general public, and doubles as an attractive poster when unfolded. Read more »