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  • April 9, 2015
    Climate effects on health are important to know

    A letter to the editor from Arizona PSR's Dr. Barbara Warren.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • April 7, 2015
    Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week

    More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.

  • April 6, 2015
    Former Gov. Bob Martinez Receives the T. Terrell Sessums Award

    Tampa native and former Florida Governor Bob Martinez was this year’s recipient of the 6th Annual T. Terrell Sessums Award in recognition of his state and community leadership, high standards and environmental stewardship.

  • March 26, 2015
    Health of millions at stake in emissions curb ruling, environmentalists warn

    "A fifth of women of child-bearing years have mercury levels in their bodies that we know are not healthy and can cause problems with developing fetuses," said Dr Catherine Thomasson, the executive director of the national lobbying group Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Guardian
  • March 1, 2015
    Generating Controversy

    The Navajo Generating Station was supposed to improve the lives of the native people living in its shadow, but its only real legacy is the polluted skies over the American Southwest.

    Source: National Parks Magazine
  • February 24, 2015
    Keystone Pipeline News--5 Health Reasons to Herald the End of the Keystone Pipeline

    Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds President Obama’s decision to veto the congressional bill to advance the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • February 22, 2015
    Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash

    Important piece on toxic coal ash, featuring PSR's Barb Gottlieb explaining the health impacts.

    Source: Vice News
  • February 17, 2015
    How Coal Kills

    According to Coal's Assault on Human Health, a report by PSR, coal combustion releases mercury, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and other substances known to be hazardous to human health.

    Source: Scientific American
  • January 14, 2015
    Decisions about environment affect our health

    An op-ed from Florida PSR's Dr. Lonnie Draper.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • December 30, 2014
    Risks From Oil Terminal

    A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.

    Source: New York Times
  • December 18, 2014
    Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating

    "If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."

    Source: KBIA
  • December 17, 2014
    Fracking ban in NY prompts calls for MD to follow suit

    "New York made the right decision," said Dr. Gina Angiola, a board member of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility. "Science now confirms that unconventional natural gas development has the potential to cause both short-term and long-term health impacts, some of which may be irreversible.”

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • November 24, 2014
    'Routine' planning hearing raises questions about L.A.'s oversight on oil drilling

    "The purpose of a city, the primary purpose of a city, is to ensure that its residents are safe," says Angela Johnson Meszaros, a lawyer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is working with the drill site's neighborhood groups.

    Source: KPCC
  • November 21, 2014
    Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash

    A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • November 12, 2014
    Fire retardant chemicals found in small group of Californians

    PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains how fire retardants impact health.

    Source: San Jose Mercury News
  • October 24, 2014
    Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

    A new report, Prescription For Change, calls on supermarket chains to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. PSR-SF joined forces with several other public health groups to voice their concerns about this growing health issue. Ninety-three percent of doctors are concerned about the meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released by Consumer Reports.

    Source: Kansas City InfoZine
  • October 22, 2014
    Fracking could lead to irreversible health effects

    An op-ed co-authored by Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse.

    Source: Montgomery Gazette
  • October 17, 2014
    Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution

    The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, is on behalf of several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: KPCC
  • October 14, 2014
    Companies must disclose the public health impact of fracking

    Chesapeake PSR executive director Tim Whitehouse wrote this letter to the editor on how to protect the public from the health impacts of fracking.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • October 8, 2014
    Dukeville, NC: Don’t drink the water, locals and activists warn

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb discusses the carcinogens found in coal ash.

    Source: Al Jazeera America
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