July 13, 2017
Mothers, children rally on Capitol Hill for cleaner air
PSR is mentioned in this article about Play-In for Climate Action event we co-sponsored with Moms Clean Air Force this week.
Source: Washington Times
July 10, 2017
How Abbott made the outdoors less safe for Austin families
Op-ed by Texas PSR's Dr. Elliot J. Trester on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto of funding for clean air programs.
Source: Austin American-Statesman
June 20, 2017
Health care reform
Op-ed by PSR Arizona's Dr. Eve Shapiro, a pediatrician, on how proposed health care legislation will harm patients.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
May 5, 2017
Flame retardants an example of better living through chemistry gone awry
Op-ed by PSR Maine's Sydney Sewall, MD, MPH.
Source: Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
May 1, 2017
Effects of Climate Change on the Health of Women and Infants
A piece by Washington PSR members Louis Vontver, MD, Med; Margaret Kitchell, MD; and Kenneth Lans, MD, MBA, published by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Source: ACOG District VIII Gazette
March 28, 2017
Stand Up to Oil, Power Past Coal Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Expand Coal, Oil, and Gas Extraction and Transport
Residents of the Pacific Northwest have long been a bulwark against coal and oil corporations. Today's executive order only strengthens our resolve to protect our region against fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.
March 3, 2017
Audio: Fossil Fuels and Your Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility Report
Radio interview with PSR's Barbara Gottlieb on health impacts from fossil fuels.
Source: Planet Philadelphia G-Town Radio
March 1, 2017
Madison School District discovers lead in drinking fountains
Interview with PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Beth Neary, a pediatrician, on lead found in local public schools' drinking fountains.
February 28, 2017
Pa. has done nothing about lead levels in schools, report says
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discusses the health impacts of lead.
Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook
February 21, 2017
State should pass parental leave
Op-ed authored by students from the PSR chapter at the University of Washington.
Source: The Olympian
November 14, 2016
Elected Officials in Northwest Urge State, Federal Lawmakers to Contain Oil Train Threat
It’s been more than six months since an oil train derailed and caught fire along the Columbia River in Oregon. Dozens of city, county and tribal lawmakers have called on state and federal lawmakers to do more to keep people living along nearby train tracks safe.
September 21, 2016
Cap-and-trade program isn't working for many poor Californians
PSR-Los Angeles member Dr. Caleb VanderVeen explains why cap-and-trade doesn't do enough to protect the public's health from air pollution.
Source: Sacramento Bee
August 16, 2016
Climate change, Zika and the threat to our children
Op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
August 15, 2016
Portland Takes Step Towards Implementing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.
June 15, 2016
Groups Call For Maine Grocers to Eliminate BPA in Food Packaging
PSR Maine member Dr Jeff Saffer underscores health risks of BPA
Source: Maine Public Radio
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
May 27, 2016
We can fix toxic landscape we've made for children
Op-ed by Western North Carolina's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
April 27, 2016
Taste for Change: A celebration of food, climate, and environment
April 20, 2016
Huge Victories for a Healthier World: Spring 2016 Edition of The Folded Crane
Read about some of the tremendous victories our programs are having in the Spring 2016 edition of The Folded Crane.
April 4, 2016
From Montana to the Coast, Coal Dust Threatens Human Health
A new study shows Bellingham and Longview terminals would harm communities along rail route.
Source: Sightline Institute