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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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Protecting Public Health Standards

The Trump administration and Congress are working overtime to roll back public health rules and standards.

All of us suffer when health-protective laws and regulations such as the Clean Air Act are weakened, delayed or blocked. And children, the elderly, low-income communities, communities of color, and people with chronic diseases suffer most.

Our government should be ensuring that federal agencies enforce laws that protect our water, air quality and public health—not curb the power of these agencies to carry out their missions.

Clean air, clean water and clean energy regulations are soundly supported by the majority of people in the U.S. They know that their health relies on these critical environmental protections. 

Now more than ever we must take strong action to protect our health and safety.

See below for ways PSR is defending clean air, climate and water protections.

Protecting Clean Air

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

Why the EPA shouldn't weaken or delay Clean Vehicle Standards

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

Letter on EPA's Proposed Regulatory Review

Protecting Our Climate

Climate Change Is a Threat to Health

Letter to Governors on the Clean Power Plan

PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Methane

Barbara Gottlieb's Testimony on EPA Methane Standards

Important Victory on the Methane Rule

Our Best Shot for Protection from Devastating Hurricanes

Protecting Clean Water

Clean Water Rule fact sheet

PSR, Allies tell the EPA: Implement water protections, don't weaken them!

Clean Water Rule comments

Delay of EPA Coal Ash Rule Threatens our water and our health

PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

Page Updated November 16, 2017

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In the Spotlight

  • November 5, 2017
    APHA 2017 Health Activist Dinner
    The Health Activist Dinner at American Public Health Association's annual meeting will include the presentation of the Edward Barsky Award to PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.