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
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 4, 2016
From Montana to the Coast, Coal Dust Threatens Human Health
A new study shows Bellingham and Longview terminals would harm communities along rail route.
Source: Sightline Institute
March 2, 2016
Breaking News: Oregon Senate Passes Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Bill
Thanks so much to all Oregon PSR members who called and emailed your elected representatives in support of this important legislation!
February 17, 2016
Portland Heavy Metal Exposure Interim Clinical Update
DEQ detected elevated levels of arsenic and cadmium near Bullseye Glass Company and is concerned about cadmium levels near Uroboros Glass, both in Portland.
Source: Multnomah County Health Department and Oregon Health Authority
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
January 21, 2016
Multnomah County Passes Unanimous Historic Resolution Opposing Oil Trains and Tesoro Savage Project
County Commissioners stand with the cities of Portland and Vancouver and over 100,000 residents in opposition to the proposed Tesoro Savage oil terminal on the Columbia River
October 6, 2015
Letter to the editor: Portland should ban lawn products containing pesticides
Source: Portland Press Herald
April 19, 2015
Toxics bill fails to put New Jerseyans' health and safety first
An op-ed by PSR member Dr. Aly Cohen.
Source: NJ Environment News
April 16, 2015
Proposed water quality standards won't protect human health
An op-ed by WPSR's Laura Skelton and Steve Gilbert.
Source: The Bellingham Herald
April 14, 2015
Maine Voices: Healthy pregnancies depend on good information about toxic chemicals
Source: Portland Press Herald
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 10, 2015
Letters to the editor: Stronger rules needed regarding phthalates
Source: Brunswick Times Record
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
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."
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 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
August 5, 2014
Coal ash pollution needs tighter regulation
An op-ed by PSR Board Member Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on the dangers of coal ash.
Source: Sun Sentinel
July 1, 2014
Maine Medicine: Phthalate Regulation
Source: Maine Medical Association