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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.

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  • Members take action to reduce effects of climate change
    November 1, 2015

    Article on PSR's recent Climate Health Summit co-authored by Trish O'Day, RN, board member for Texas PSR and PSR National.

    Source: The American Nurse
  • PSR pushes for stronger fracking regulations in PA
    October 20, 2015

    "The closer you live to a frack site, the more likely that you will be sick with asthma, heart trouble, nausea from polluted water or stress from disruption of your lifestyle," said Dr. Robert Little, a representative of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Harrisburg Patriot-News
  • Fracking Studies Overwhelmingly Indicate Threats to Public Health
    October 16, 2015

    A compendium of fracking research published this week by Concerned Health Professionals of New York and PSR includes reviews of more than 500 fracking-related studies and concludes that there is "no evidence that fracking can be practiced in a manner that does not threaten human health."

    Source: Inside Climate News

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  • 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 »