Tell President Obama and the US DOT to stop oil trains carrying diluted tar sands and fracked shale oil from the Bakken formation—both are more toxic, more explosive, and more carbon-intensive than conventional crude.
Texas PSR is very excited to be the recipient of a generous grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation for our new pilot program - Toxic-Free Child! The goal of our program is to educate pregnant women and families about the dangers of common household toxics, along with strategies to minimize exposure and prevent health complications.
As health professionals, we know that toxics present in our environment, such as secondhand smoke, lead, caustic household cleaners, BPA in food containers, or pesticides, can adversely affect health. Pregnant women, infants, and young children are disproportionately affected and especially vulnerable. Working in partnership with community health centers, Texas PSR will bring this focus on environmental threats to health into prenatal and parenting classes.
Trish O’Day RN will lead the Toxic-Free Child project. Trish has a background in maternal and child health, public health and has worked in the Texas Medicaid program.