July 20, 2011
Study ranks Maryland fifth-worst for power plant pollution, results called misleading
A new study released by NRDC and PSR ranks Maryland fifth worst in the nation for pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
Source: Associated Press
July 19, 2011
Activists deliver support for EPA mercury rule
Activists from PSR and other organizations delivered more than 630,000 comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Boston today to support the agency’s draft rules to significantly curb mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants.
Source: Boston Globe
July 18, 2011
L.A. smog: Public health groups file suit against EPA
The plaintiffs in the suit include Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Desert Citizens Against Pollution, Communities for a Better Environment and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Source: Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2011
PennEnvironment calls for 62 mpg by 2025
Dr. Jim Jones, member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential to the health of America's next generation.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
June 15, 2011
Doctors Prepare Their Professions to Explain and Treat Climate-Related Symptoms
"What we have found with our trainings is if clinicians are given more information about these topics....."
Source: New York Times
June 10, 2011
The Toxies: Award Show With Nominees That Will Kill You
The Toxies is designed to bring attention to the hazards of chemicals that are harmful to our health. This satirical awards show is in its second year and was created by the Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles.
June 9, 2011
Time to get our climate-change priorities straight and go solar
Arizona PSR President Dr. Barbara Warren urges the adoption of solar power.
Source: Tucson Citizen
June 3, 2011
PSR Testifies for Reducing Hazardous Air Pollutants
At recent hearings held by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PSR health professionals spoke out in favor of strong, effective limits on toxic air emissions from power plants.
June 2, 2011
Kids shouldn't need inhalers to enjoy summer
An op-ed co-authored by PSR Environment & Health Director Barb Gottlieb.
Source: CNN Opinion
May 24, 2011
PSR health professionals speak out on the right to breathe clean air
Eleven PSR health professionals, representing PSR chapters from coast to coast, traveled to Washington, D.C. recently to convey to policymakers a simple, powerful message: All Americans have a right to breathe clean, healthy air.
May 24, 2011
Clergy, doctors, industry debate new mercury rules at EPA hearing
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discuses a proposed EPA mercury rule.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 2011
Demanding cleaner air will reduce health care costs
Under the Clean Air Act, for each dollar spent to clean our air there has been a health care cost savings of about $44 – and there are still dollars to be saved. PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood does the math in an op-ed.
Source: Buffalo News
May 18, 2011
Suspected Toxins Found in Baby Products
Ana Mascarenas of PSR-Los Angeles discusses the ubiquity of toxic flame retardants in household products.
Source: NBC Los Angeles
May 12, 2011
Reproductive health and the industrialized food system
SF PSR co-executive director Lucia Sayre has co-authored an article in Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, on chemicals in the food system. In it she provides an overview of how our industrialized food system contributes to adverse reproductive and developmental health impacts.
Source: Health Affairs
May 7, 2011
Environmental Toxins: What You're Not Being Told
Chicago PSR executive director Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes about the risks of environmental toxins and the impacts of nuclear disasters like the one in Japan.
Source: Huffington Post
May 3, 2011
Physicians for Social Responsibility Highlights the Health Benefits of the Clean Air Act and Points to Further Opportunities for Saving Lives
Today, Physicians for Social Responsibility released its report, The Clean Air Act: A Proven Tool for Healthy Air. The report provides a critical review of the health protections achieved through air pollution prevention.
April 28, 2011
Bill Seeks to Overhaul Broken Chemical System
Enacted in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act was broken before it began. New legislation seeks to address this broken system and the voice of health professionals is needed!
April 27, 2011
California State Assembly Urged to Stand Up to Chemical Industry and Ban Bisphenol-A
Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles, explains the dangers of BPA.
Source: Kansas City infoZine
April 20, 2011
The Portland Water Bureau needs to hit the pause button
An op-ed coauthored by Oregon PSR executive director Kelly Campbell on a proposed water treatment plant in Portland.
Source: The Oregonian
April 7, 2011
Concern Grows About Coal Export Facility Slated for Longview
As the number of coal fired power plants worldwide has increased, so too has the demand for coal. A coal export facility has been proposed for Longview, Washington, and health experts and environmentalists are expressing grave concern.