August 15, 2016
Portland Takes Step Towards Implementing Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability released a new draft of proposed changes to the City’s code that are meant to implement Portland’s landmark fossil fuel policy, passed nine months ago.
August 1, 2016
The Mortality Games: U.S. Is Disqualified In Trials For Health Olympics
According to our PSR-Washington chapter, the nation's overall health and life expectancy lags far behind other high-income countries.
Source: Huffington Post
July 18, 2016
Asthma attacks linked to fracking in Pa.
Fracking can induce asthma attacks in three ways, according to Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health program director at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: USA Today
July 13, 2016
The dreaded antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' has arrived. Now what?
Chesapeake PSR member Dr. Sara Via co-authored this op-ed.
Source: Frederick News-Post
July 10, 2016
Building Resilient Communities
Radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barb Warren and Gene Einfrank on how neighborhoods can band together to adapt to climate change and survive heat waves and power outages.
Source: KXCI Community Radio
July 5, 2016
Tucson must adapt to survive hot trail ahead
PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren discusses the need for community resilience in response to heat waves.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
July 5, 2016
Florida Mothers, Business Leaders and Lawmakers to Discuss Health Benefits of Clean Energy
Dr. Rosalyn Baker, representing PSR/Florida, along with Moms Clean Air Force, spoke on the health hazards from fossil fuels and the need to rapidly transition to renewable energy to protect public health.
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