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Environment & Health

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.

Recent News

  • Shining Light on Health Effects of EPA Power Plan
    May 18, 2015

    Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, says the increase in asthma cases isn't just caused by air quality. Warming temperatures and increased CO2 is spurring plants to go on overdrive.

    Source: Public New Service
  • Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn
    March 26, 2015

    "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
  • Physicians, Sierra Club Announce Intent to Take Gov. Hogan to Court for Unlawfully Blocking Clean Air Protections
    April 22, 2015

    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.

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Resources

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    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 »

  • Tabling Materials

    PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »

  • Climate Change Flyer

    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 »