January 11, 2018
Trump's EPA cuts are a threat to clean water
Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Janis Petzel.
Source: Bangor Daily News
January 1, 2018
Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Elementary Schools in Tallahassee Florida
The Winter 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics features this article about the harmful effects of lead in Florida schools, co-authored by three PSR members, Donald M. Axelrad, PhD; Ronald H. Saff, MD; and Lynn Ringenberg, MD. (See page 6.)
Source: The Florida Pediatrician
November 28, 2017
Pa. needs to work harder to ensure clean, safe drinking water
Op-ed by PSR/Harrisburg's Dr. Bob Little.
Source: The Patriot-News
November 9, 2017
PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff Receives NAACP Award
PSR Florida Steering Committee Member Ron Saff, MD (left, with Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman), was recently honored at the Jackson County NAACP Freedom Awards. Dr. Saff was presented with the Elmore Bryant Award in recognition of his work to protect Jackson County citizens by raising awareness of a deep-injection well that endangered clean drinking water.
Source: Jackson County Floridian
November 3, 2017
Protect our health by protecting clean water rules
Op-ed by PSR Wisconsin's Drs. Monica Vohmann and Paula Rogge.
Source: The Capital Times
October 13, 2017
Algae in Lake Erie: What Can Be Done?
In this letter to the editor, PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood explains the health dangers of algae bloom and the importance of preserving the Clean Water Act.
Source: New York Times
July 7, 2017
Dirty politics could poison nearby water
Letter to the editor from PSR Florida's Dr. Ron Saff.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
June 27, 2017
PSR Statement on Repeal of Clean Water Rule
Clean water is a public health issue for all communities. Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Water Rule.
April 17, 2017
Despite clear bipartisan support for a ban, the state may be paving the way for fracking
Gynecologist obstetrician and PSR member Deborah Trehy, MD speaks out against fracking in Florida, citing health concerns.
Source: Creative Loafing Tampa
April 5, 2017
Push for fracking ban is no joke
PSR's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg spoke out in favor of a ban on fracking in Florida.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
March 1, 2017
Madison School District discovers lead in drinking fountains
Interview with PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Beth Neary, a pediatrician, on lead found in local public schools' drinking fountains.
February 28, 2017
Pa. has done nothing about lead levels in schools, report says
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discusses the health impacts of lead.
Source: Philadelphia Public School Notebook
December 12, 2016
PSR Statement on Appointment of Scott Pruitt to EPA
Physicians for Social Responsibility strongly opposes the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to the important role of EPA Administrator.
December 5, 2016
Wisconsin Doctor Who Treated Dakota Pipeline Protesters Is Cautiously Optimistic (Audio)
Interview with PSR Wisconsin member Dr. Jasmine Wiley.
Source: Wisconsin Public Radio
December 4, 2016
Why we brought supplies to protesters at Standing Rock
Op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. David Drake
Source: Des Moines Register
November 18, 2016
New fracking reports clash over effects on health, environment, climate change
Two groups of physicians on Thursday released their latest compilation of scientific studies, government and industry reports, and journalistic investigations that claim fracking for oil and natural gas damages human health, pollutes air and water, and contributes to climate change.
Source: State Impact
October 10, 2016
DEP action a regulatory failure
Letter to the editor from PSR Florida's Ronald Saff, MD and Howard Kessler, MD, on a new regulation in Florida that would allow higher levels of carcinogens in local waterways.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
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 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
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."