May 24, 2013
Oregon PSR Joins Lawsuit on Arsenic in Animal Feed
Oregon PSR joins Center for Food Safety (CFS), Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and seven other U.S. food safety, agriculture, public health, and environmental groups in a lawsuit filed on behalf of CFS, to compel FDA to respond to the groups’ three year-old petition which calls for immediate withdrawal of FDA’s approval of arsenic-containing compounds as feed additives for food animals.
May 3, 2013
Video: East Bay Lawmaker Wants Toxics Out of Insulation
Sarah Janssen, MD, speaking on behalf of NRDC and PSR, discusses the health impact of toxic flame retardants.
April 29, 2013
Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?
Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.
Source: Huffington Post
April 18, 2013
PSR Takes Action against Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products
Product labels on commercial products are not required to list hazardous chemicals, so you can’t tell when you should avoid a product to protect your health.
December 13, 2012
Fracking Ban: Future of Upstate New York Decided in 90 Days
PSR sponsored conference in Maryland noted for focusing on the dangers of the natural gas extraction process.
November 28, 2012
Toxic Chemicals Linked to Cancer Found in Couches
"Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals from many sources," says Ana Mascarenas, with Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles.
Source: Sacramento Bee
November 18, 2012
Chemical companies using denial and delaying tactics with BPA
Dr. Lani Graham and Dr. Daniel Oppenheim of PSR/Maine decry industry efforts to slow actions against preventing children's exposure to bisphenol-A.
Source: Lewiston Sun Journal
August 15, 2012
Johnson & Johnson to remove harsh chemicals from baby products
PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.
Source: NBC News
June 7, 2012
Air Toxics and Child Health in Portland: A Guide for Clinicians
This fact sheet will help health care providers understand data from the Portland Air Toxics Solutions project and its relevance to patients, clinicians, and the community.
May 7, 2012
Chicago Tribune Investigation Reveals Deceptive Chemical Industry Tactics Promoting Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
"Scientific evidence is exhaustive, yet the flame retardant industry continues to deceive the public and policymakers," says Martha Dina Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA.
Source: Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety
April 7, 2012
Take steps to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals
A helpful guide to avoiding harmful chemicals, co-authored by PSR Tampa Bay's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
January 12, 2012
Two Decades of Work Result in Strong Rules to Reduce Toxic Mercury Exposure
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has worked for twenty-two years to protect the public from the severe toxic effects of mercury. Mercury, a neurotoxin, damages the developing brain; fetuses, infants and children exposed to mercury can suffer lifelong developmental delays, loss of IQ and mental retardation. In adults, mercury can damage the heart and kidneys.
January 9, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson: Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, PSR president- elect, explains the importance of fixing our nuclear waste disposal systems. Read more to find out what needs to be done.
Source: The Capital Times
December 15, 2011
Toxics Poster Now Available in Arabic!
History of toxics poster now available in Arabic.
December 15, 2011
What's next for anti-BPA campaign?
Source: The Portland Tribune
November 22, 2011
Video: Toxic Toys
Dr. Lani Graham, PSR Maine board member, discusses the toxics found in children's toys.
November 16, 2011
J&J steadily removing toxins from baby products
Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove traces of two harmful chemicals from its baby products around the world. PSR is among the groups that have urged the company to remove the cancer-causing chemicals.
Source: Associated Press
November 1, 2011
Taking toxins out of baby shampoo
PSR has joined with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to urge consumers to boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products until the company agrees to remove the chemicals from its baby products sold around the world.
Source: Associated Press
October 23, 2011
Protect the children from dangerous chemicals
An op-ed by PSR Maine member Dr. Paul Liebow on the Safe Chemicals Act.
Source: Lewiston Sun-Journal
September 21, 2011
Worst smog season since 2006
Dr. Elliot Trester is part of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility. He said he is seeing more respiratory cases and it's likely because of the smog in the air.
Source: Austin News