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Tell Congress you won’t support phony chemicals policy reform -- only real, health-protective reform.
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.
"We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.Source: Inter Press Service
A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.
PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.Source: Frederick News-Post
A new handout from PSR summarizing the health impacts of climate change. Read more »
Fact sheet from PSR on environmental chemicals that impact prenatal health. Read more »
Fact sheet from PSR on fragrances in consumer products and their impact on human health. Read more »
Handout from PSR on federal legislation regarding chemical safety. Read more »
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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 »