July 1, 2016
Western North Carolina circa 2016 - the heat is on
Op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR member Brita Larsen Clark.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
June 23, 2016
A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
This editorial mentions PSR's position that the new TSCA reform law doesn't go far enough to protect public health.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer
June 22, 2016
TSCA Reform: These Toxic Chemicals Are Still Allowed Under The EPA’s Chemicals Law
Physicians for Social Responsibility said that while the updated law is better than the original, the reforms don’t do enough to ensure EPA has sufficient funding or staffing power to review potentially toxic chemicals.
Source: International Business Times
June 21, 2016
Climate Change Is the Nation's Biggest Health Crisis. Why Aren't We Committed to Finding a Cure?
An op-ed by PSR activist Richard Clapp.
June 14, 2016
Portland City, County Leaders Call On Governor To Help Stop Oil Trains
Leaders from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Columbia River tribes speak out in opposition to oil trains and the proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.
June 13, 2016
The Infuriating Reason Why Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Household Products
By and large, the update doesn't do enough to keep toxic chemicals out of everyday products, according to a statement released by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy group.
Source: Mother Jones
June 10, 2016
Will Congress protect big industry instead of the public's health?
An op-ed on ozone from Laurel Hamilton, PSR-LA health ambassador.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
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."
June 6, 2016
Hood River Community Gathers To Protest Oil Transport By Rail
Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Program Director Regna Merritt explains the health effects of diesel particulate matter.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
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
May 17, 2016
Local foes protest 'bomb trains'
PSR New York Board Member Dr. Barton Schoenfeld spoke at a rally protesting trains carrying fracked crude oil through Albany.
May 14, 2016
Ozone poses serious a health threat
A letter to the editor from PSR member Valory Wangler, MD.
Source: Farmington Daily Times
May 12, 2016
PSR Applauds New Methane Standards, Calls Them a First Step Towards Needed Controls on All Wells
Today's announcement represents an important step towards protecting our communities from hazardous oil and gas industry emissions and more climate change acceleration.
May 12, 2016
Keep our public lands in public hands
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Florida Executive Director Marybeth Dunn.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
May 9, 2016
After months of pressure, the Gates Foundation recently sold $178 million of BP stock
The Gates Foundation has now sold most of its fossil fuel stock after pressure from the Gates Divest campaign, including letters from Washington PSR on the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Investor Ideas
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
April 27, 2016
Taste for Change: A celebration of food, climate, and environment
April 20, 2016
Huge Victories for a Healthier World: Spring 2016 Edition of The Folded Crane
Read about some of the tremendous victories our programs are having in the Spring 2016 edition of The Folded Crane.
April 15, 2016
JEA should not reduce incentives for rooftop solar energy
An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Todd Sack on the need for renewable energy in Florida.
Source: The Florida Times-Union