April 16, 2018
While Coal Ash Kills Americans, the EPA Stands By
"It's shocking how many different bodily organ systems these can affect," said Barb Gottlieb, director of environment and health for PSR.
Source: The Daily Beast
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
October 26, 2017
Getting the lead out of our skies
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Board Member Dr. Stephen Gilbert.
Source: Environmental Health News
October 16, 2017
Cleanup From California Fires Poses Environmental and Health Risks
PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses the public hazard of the chemicals and pollutants in areas destroyed by wildfires in California.
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
May 5, 2017
Flame retardants an example of better living through chemistry gone awry
Op-ed by PSR Maine's Sydney Sewall, MD, MPH.
Source: Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
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
February 22, 2017
Dangerous new cleanup proposals for Rocketdyne
Op-ed on the DOE's failure to clean up the toxic Santa Susana Field Lab, co-authored by PSR's Dr. Bob Dodge.
Source: VC Reporter
February 16, 2017
DuPont settles fluorinated chemical lawsuits
Dr. Richard Clapp, an environmental epidemiologist and former co-chair of the Greater Boston PSR Steering Committee, calls the DuPont settlement "a positive milestone for those in the Parkersburg area."
Source: Chemistry World
February 11, 2017
Santa Susana Field Lab broken promises
Op-ed co-authored by PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge on the DOE's failure to clean up a toxic site in California.
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
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 15, 2016
Groups Call For Maine Grocers to Eliminate BPA in Food Packaging
PSR Maine member Dr Jeff Saffer underscores health risks of BPA
Source: Maine Public Radio
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
April 27, 2016
Taste for Change: A celebration of food, climate, and environment
February 10, 2016
Can chemical safety reform help reduce chronic diseases?
An op-ed from Greater Boston PSR member Richard Clapp.
Source: The Herald News
October 6, 2015
Letter to the editor: Portland should ban lawn products containing pesticides
Source: Portland Press Herald