June 8, 2016
HealthWater EPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year
"Clean water is essential for health," Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, said. "Just like lead, radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health."
May 25, 2016
Extreme lead found at El Paso state home
"Very high exposure can lead to death," said Anjum Hanafi, executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility. "This is a very, very serious public health threat."
Source: El Paso Times
April 30, 2016
Flooding sweeps oil, chemicals into rivers
PSR Philadelphia's Dr. Walter Tsou explains the dangers of fracked wastewater contaminating drinking wells after flooding in Texas.
Source: El Paso Times
March 23, 2016
From Flint to fracking, EPA can learn from its mistakes
An op-ed by PSR's Director of Environment & Health, Barb Gottlieb.
Source: The Hill
February 4, 2016
Doctors to Lawmakers: Slow the Rush to Frack
An interview with PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on a Florida bill that would open the state to more fracking.
Source: Public News Service
January 21, 2016
Multnomah County Passes Unanimous Historic Resolution Opposing Oil Trains and Tesoro Savage Project
County Commissioners stand with the cities of Portland and Vancouver and over 100,000 residents in opposition to the proposed Tesoro Savage oil terminal on the Columbia River
December 3, 2015
Fracking bill surfaces again despite opposition, and is getting House support
Florida PSR's Lonnie Draper and Ray Bellamy discuss the potential for groundwater contamination from fracking.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
November 5, 2015
Portland City Council Adopts Policy Opposing Oil By Rail
The policy opposes all project proposals that would increase crude oil being transported by rail through Portland and Vancouver.
July 16, 2015
The importance of clean water
An op-ed by PSR member Janell E. Lundgren, MD. (Subscription required)
Source: Dayton Daily News
July 14, 2015
Protect our water, protect our health
An op-ed from PSR member Bruce D. Snyder, MD, FAAN.
Source: Southwest Journal
June 18, 2015
New Report Details Toxic Water Pollution from Power Plants
As the EPA weighs the nation’s first limits on toxic water pollution from power plants -- due in September -- a new report details the damage caused by the wastewater and the need for strong regulations to protect public health.
Source: Environmental Protection
June 17, 2015
Pa.'s drinking water needs Clean Water Rule
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Alan S. Peterson.
June 4, 2015
Clean Water Rule is a win for health in Michigan
An op-ed by PSR member Grant Shafer.
Source: Detroit News
May 26, 2015
Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.
April 16, 2015
Proposed water quality standards won't protect human health
An op-ed by WPSR's Laura Skelton and Steve Gilbert.
Source: The Bellingham Herald
February 22, 2015
Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash
Important piece on toxic coal ash, featuring PSR's Barb Gottlieb explaining the health impacts.
Source: Vice News
December 18, 2014
Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating
"If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."
October 24, 2014
Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock
A new report, Prescription For Change, calls on supermarket chains to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. PSR-SF joined forces with several other public health groups to voice their concerns about this growing health issue. Ninety-three percent of doctors are concerned about the meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released by Consumer Reports.
Source: Kansas City InfoZine
October 8, 2014
Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn
PSR's Barbara Gottlieb discusses the carcinogens found in coal ash.
Source: Al Jazeera America
July 24, 2014
Groups Oppose Herbicide Approval, Citing Harm to Human Health and the Environment
"We're very concerned that this combination is going to cause not only additive effects, but multiplicative or synergistic effects," PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson said.
Source: Food Safety News