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"Let’s hope that the “chastened, reformed CPRIT,” aka Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, remembers that “prevention” is a key part of their mission. With this second chance, why not steer a significant portion of grant funds to basic research into cancer prevention and limit the focus on treatment and pharmaceuticals? Yes, there will be less opportunity for blockbuster medications and pharmaceutical profit, but sometimes identifying what to avoid (such as pesticides) or developing vaccines (for example, HPV) is more important to both our health and our wallets. Why not prevent, rather than cure?" - Trish O’Day
Worst smog season since 2006 - Dr. Elliot Trester is part of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility. He said he is seeing more respiratory cases and it's likely because of the smog in the air.
Source: Austin News
Austin area's ozone at worst levels since 2006 - Dr. Elliot Trester of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility said that young people, the elderly and fetuses are at risk for serious and potentially lifelong complications when exposed to high levels of smog.
Letter to Austin Mayor and City Council Members: Formula1 Racetrack - APSR joined voices with other Austin based environmental groups in expressing concern about increased air pollution and development of a Formula One racetrack. Although city council did endorse a Formula One race schedule to begin in 2012, promoters agreed to environmental concessions such as hiring low-emission shuttles to transport spectators to and from Austin.
Op-Ed by Don Williams and Trish O'Day - Read the June 25th Op-Ed in the Austin American-Statesman by Board Members Don Williams and Trish O'Day.
Source: Austin American-Statesman
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