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  • April 22, 2014
    Act on Earth Day

    An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • April 22, 2014
    Earth Day Op-Eds from PSR members

    A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.

  • April 22, 2014
    U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline

    "We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.

    Source: Inter Press Service
  • April 19, 2014
    Climate change threatens disaster

    A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • April 18, 2014
    Work to protect the environment

    A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • April 17, 2014
    PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"

    PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.

    Source: Frederick News-Post
  • April 16, 2014
    Keeping the Lake Safe

    A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • March 21, 2014
    Impact of smoky coal

    PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.

    Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
  • March 7, 2014
    Florida PSR Hosts Fracking Expert

    PSR/Florida sponsored Craig Stevens, Groundswell Rising Community Outreach Coordinator to come to Tallahassee to help us educate members of the legislature on the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.

  • March 6, 2014
    Federal chemical policy reform can protect health and jobs

    An op-ed by PSR Toxics Program manager Kathy Attar and Texas PSR director Chris Masey.

    Source: Houston Chronicle
  • March 3, 2014
    Taking action on climate change

    An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.

    Source: The Daily Iowan
  • February 19, 2014
    Fuming over air pollution

    A letter to the editor from Chesapeake PSR Director Tim Whitehouse on dangerous pollution from coal-fired power plants in Maryland.

    Source: The Gazette
  • February 12, 2014
    Chemical Policy

    A letter to the editor on the need for chemical reform in the U.S. co-authored by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • February 7, 2014
    The Need for Chemical Reform

    PSR/Florida has been advocating for toxic chemical reform for years, providing education and resources to healthcare professionals and the public and briefing members of Congress.

  • January 22, 2014
    Global warming is real; revenue-neutral carbon tax would help

    A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg's Dr. James E. Jones.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • January 21, 2014
    Chapter Supports State Efforts on NOx Pollution

    Chesapeake PSR supports preliminary draft regulations in Maryland on nitrogen oxide emission limitations from coal-fired power plants that require that these plants operate state-of-the art controls commensurate with historically demonstrated efficiencies.

  • January 13, 2014
    Oregon PSR Seeks Environmental Health Interns

    The Environmental Health Interns will work independently to review the recent literature and prepare a brief paper describing the human health effects of low-dose exposure to selected environmental toxins, probable sources of those exposures and suggested ways to avoid possible contact, especially for pregnant women and children.

  • December 19, 2013
    The Curtis Bay incinerator will endanger Marylanders

    The students at Benjamin Franklin High School have it right. They have organized against Energy Answers' waste-to-energy incinerator planned for a location within one mile of three schools in Curtis Bay.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • December 11, 2013
    The Silent Epidemic

    Dr. Alan Lockwood, author of The Silent Epidemic, weighs in on the oral arguments that the Supreme Court heard yesterday about the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

    Source: MIT Press
  • November 22, 2013
    Doctors, Public Health Officials Call for Health Impact Assessment on Longview Terminal

    Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR said more than 3,000 public comments from health professionals and public health advocates had been submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers, most explicitly requesting a health impact assessment.

    Source: The Lund Report
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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.