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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 new administration and Congress are working overtime to roll back public health rules and standards. They are targeting numerous health, safety and environmental protections. Read PSR's statement on the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. EPA.

All of us suffer when health-protective laws and regulations such as the Clean Air Act are weakened, delayed or blocked. And children, 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 curbing the power of these agencies to carry out their mission.

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. Join PSR in our efforts.


PSR letter opposing the REINS Act
PSR letter opposing the Midnight Rules Act
PSR letter opposing the Regulatory Accountability Act
PSR letter opposing the several bills that would undermine public health protections
PSR letter opposing the EPA's proposed regulatory review
PSR letter opposing the Senate Regulatory Accountability Act

Fact sheets
Immediate challenge: Anti-health regulatory reform bills
Congressional Review Act

Blogs & articles
Industry-Backed Congress Members Want to Roll Back Protections Against Dangerous Methane Pollution, AlterNet, Feb. 6, 2017
Initial Congressional Attacks on Health, PSR blog, Jan. 5, 2017

Action alerts
(Note: Older action alerts may not be available for action but provide useful background information.)
It's time to put our health before polluter profits, Jan. 30, 2017
Tell Congress: Protect our Health – Oppose extreme anti-health bills, Jan. 4, 2017

Action Alerts

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  • Video: Fracking - Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    Former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Catherine Thomasson, MD, presents findings from PSR's report "Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas". It is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies which clearly convey the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »

  • Webinar: The Fight for Solar

    Solar energy is one of our best hopes for a clean energy future – yet some utility companies are trying to stifle the spread of rooftop solar. Learn more about the fight for rooftop ("distributed") solar. Read more »

  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Fact Sheet

    RGGI has significantly reduced air pollution from fossil fuel power plants, improving the health of people living in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. Read more »

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.