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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Air Pollution

We all need clean air to breathe—yet many individuals and families live where air pollutants are making us sick, making us miss days from work and school, and contributing to unnecessary premature deaths. As health professionals and concerned U.S. residents, we oppose any weakening of clean air protections under the Clean Air Act.

Economy not in jeopardy

Regulations to reduce air pollution in the U.S. do not hurt economic growth. For example, since 1970, ozone emissions have been cut by 70%, while our economy has grown by over 230%.

Climate Change and Air Pollution

Changes in climate are projected to affect air quality across the U.S. In already polluted areas, warmer temperatures are anticipated to increase ground-level ozone, a component of smog, and increase the number of days with poor air quality.

It is vitally important that health professionals speak out in favor of protecting the health of our communities and children by safeguarding the Clean Air Act.

Recent PSR Actions

PSR's comments on EPA Regional Haze Regulation

Letter opposing policy riders that weaken clean air protections in 2017 appropriations bill

PSR's comments to the EPA on strengthening ground-level ozone standards

air quality

Op-ed articles by PSR members


Ozone rule will protect children
From Pittsburgh pediatrician Ned Ketyer

Ozone rule will protect York from pollution
From Harrisburg doctor Robert Little

How much longer must Maine be the tailpipe of the nation?
From Maine doctor Peter Millard

EPA's regional haze regulation:

Activist asks: Give feedback for air quality improvements
From Palm Springs doctor Lani Miller

Action Alerts

  • Tell Congress—defend the Clean Air Act against Big Oil!

    President Trump, his new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, and some in Congress are attempting to block or weaken clean air and climate protections like the Clean Power Plan. Tell your member of Congress to support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Power Plan.

  • Congress needs to hear from you!

    Contact your Members of Congress and ask them to stand up for clean air, a sustainable climate and public health by voting against EPA budget cuts and harmful appropriations riders.

More action alerts»


In the Spotlight

  • November 30, 2016
    Eating for Climate and Health
    PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.