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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Barbara Gottlieb

Barbara Gottlieb is Director of Environment and Health at Physicians for Social Responsibility, where she leads PSR’s work on climate, energy and toxics. She is the lead author of PSR’s report “Coal Ash: The toxic threat to our health and environment,” co-author of “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” and co-author and editor of “The Clean Air Act:  A Proven Tool for Healthy Air.”  A lifelong activist in the nonprofit sector, she has worked on issues including women in international development, community development both rural and urban, and food and nutrition.


Understanding Climate Deniers, January 13, 2011
Particulate Matter: Stronger Protection Is Necessary, August 22, 2012
States Lead the Action for Toxics Policy Reform, April 30, 2013