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“The learning, behavioral and memory impairments linked to PBDE exposures are permanent, making it essential that we act swiftly to eliminate PBDEs,” said Barry Lawson, MD, Immediate Past President of the Washington Chapter of the
The letter notes that an estimated 300,000 children in
Judy Huntington, MN, RN, Executive Director of the Washington State Nurses Association noted the need to take legislative action to protect health. “Since PBDEs are everywhere in our food, homes and offices, there is no way for an individual to avoid exposure,” said
Signatories to the letter include leaders of the Washington State Medical Association, the Washington Chapter of the
Legislation to phase out all forms of PBDEs has passed out of the House (HB 1024), and currently awaits action in the Senate ((ESHB 1024). The legislation is supported by major Washington State health associations: Washington State Medical Association, Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians, the Washington State Nurses Association, Washington Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Washington State Chapter; the School Nurse Association of Washington, and the Washington State Public Health Association. The legislation is also supported by the Washington State Firefighters Association, the Washington State Council of Firefighters and many other health and environmental organizations.
Tell Congress: Hands off the health protection that EPA is trying to provide! Protect us from methane and ozone emissions now!
Thank the EPA for releasing standard on new and modified oil and gas operations -- and ask them to move swiftly to set limits on existing methane sources. Our climate and our health are at stake.
Slides by Dr. Ken Lans highlighting what clinicians need to know about the health impacts of climate change. Read more »
Major impacts concluded from analysis of project draft environmental impact statements, Position Statement on Crude Oil Transport and Storage prepared by Washington and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and supporting documents. Read more »
Public comment from Laura Skelton, Executive Director of Washington PSR, on the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan. Read more »