January 1, 2018
Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Elementary Schools in Tallahassee Florida
The Winter 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics features this article about the harmful effects of lead in Florida schools, co-authored by three PSR members, Donald M. Axelrad, PhD; Ronald H. Saff, MD; and Lynn Ringenberg, MD. (See page 6.)
Source: The Florida Pediatrician
October 26, 2017
Getting the lead out of our skies
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Board Member Dr. Stephen Gilbert.
Source: Environmental Health News
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
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
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
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
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
March 24, 2016
Ozone rule will protect children
Op-ed from PSR member and pediatrician Dr. Edward Ketyer.
Source: The Almanac
August 11, 2015
Clean Power and Public Health
PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg writes about the impact of climate change on children's health.
March 26, 2015
Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn
"A fifth of women of child-bearing years have mercury levels in their bodies that we know are not healthy and can cause problems with developing fetuses," said Dr Catherine Thomasson, the executive director of the national lobbying group Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: The Guardian
September 1, 2014
Physicians’ Social Responsibility
An op-ed by PSR Executive Director Catherine Thomasson, MD, on the need for advocacy from doctors.
Source: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics
July 28, 2014
Why I support the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
An op-ed from Florida PSR President and PSR National President-Elect Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who is testifying before the EPA on the public health impacts of carbon pollution.
Source: Tampa Tribune
May 13, 2014
EPA rules can help protect children
An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on new emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.
Source: The Tallahassee Democrat