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
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 12, 2014
House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline
Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."
Source: The Florida Current
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 12, 2014
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
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
November 13, 2013
Congress needs to update inadequate toxics law
Dr. Susan Katz, president of Oregon PSR explains how the chemical safety law needs to be updated.
Source: The Oregonian
November 7, 2013
The EPA Coal War Comes to Dallas
Chris Masey of Texas PSR talks about the health impacts of coal.
Source: Dallas Business Journal
November 1, 2013
Real reform must be health protective
PSR, along with hundreds of other parents, environmentalists and health professionals, gathered at the U.S. Capitol on October 29th for a “stroller brigade” rally for safer chemicals.