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  • October 15, 2010
    PSR Meets with EPA on Coal Ash

    PSR met recently with the Environmental Protection Agency to present our new report on coal ash and health and to voice support for strong, health-protective regulation of coal ash disposal. Our presentation focused on concerns that highlight the need for robust regulation at the federal level – including, in some cases, steps that go beyond the EPA’s current proposal.

  • September 29, 2010
    PSR Launches Environmental Health Policy Institute

    The Environmental Health Policy Institute aims to host inspired conversation about toxic chemicals as well as cross-cutting issues in environmental health science and policy. WPSR President Steven Gilbert, PhD, DABT, is one of the first contributors!

  • September 28, 2010
    UPDATE: Federal Chemical Reform and What YOU Can Do

    On September 13th, over 20 health professionals attended a WPSR training concerning toxic chemicals. While a significant amount of time was dedicated to presenting information about the science of chemicals, the majority of the training was focused on how health professionals can get involved and use their voice to impact both patients and colleagues, as well as policymakers and future generations.

  • September 17, 2010
    Coal ash disposal in Kansas City region

    Yesterday Earthjustice and Physicians for Social Responsibility released a detailed report entitled Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment. The Kansas City region has some seven or eight coal ash disposal sites. Coal ash is toxic.

  • September 16, 2010
    Groups Gauge Coal Ash Threat to Human Health

    An organization of doctors and other health professionals joined with environmentalists to release a report today detailing concerns that the leakage of toxic substances including arsenic from coal ash ponds and landfills is contaminating underground aquifers and drinking water supplies and endangering human health across the country.

  • September 16, 2010
    Groups Gauge Coal Ash Threat to Human Health

    An organization of doctors and other health professionals joined with environmentalists to release a report today detailing concerns that the leakage of toxic substances including arsenic from coal ash ponds and landfills is contaminating underground aquifers and drinking water supplies and endangering human health across the country.

  • September 9, 2010
    Sides raise concerns over coal ash at EPA hearing in Dallas

    PSR member Dr. Karen Lewis spoke in support of labeling coal ash as hazardous waste at an EPA hearing in Dallas this week.

    Source: Dallas Morning News
  • September 4, 2010
    Banning BPA a wise decision for Maine

    An op-ed by PSR Maine board member Jeffrey Peterson, MD on the health hazards of Bisphenol-A.

    Source: Press Herald
  • September 3, 2010
    PSR calls on EPA for Tougher Regulation of Toxic Coal Ash

    PSR testified recently before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the health risks associated with coal ash, at the first of seven EPA hearings on disposal of this dangerous coal combustion waste product.

  • August 31, 2010
    Feds hear two sides of coal ash debate

    PSR's Barbara Gottlieb testified at an EPA hearing, urging the government to regulate dangerous coal ash.

    Source: Knoxville News Sentinel
  • August 31, 2010
    Coal gunk gets its day

    Dr. Roberta Richardson, president of Colorado PSR, discusses the health impacts of toxic coal ash.

    Source: Denver Post
  • August 21, 2010
    Protect our children; support ban on BPA use

    An op-ed on the health effects of bisphenol-A by Dr. Robert Dodge of PSR Los Angeles.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • July 28, 2010
    PSR supports rigorous regulation of coal ash

    Coal ash, the residue left over after coal is burned, contains some of the world’s deadliest toxics: arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, selenium and others. PSR urges its members to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency, insisting on strict federal regulation of coal ash disposal sites that now leak deadly toxics into the environment and drinking water.

  • July 7, 2010
    Toxic Chemical Lobby: Exclusive Leaked Footage

    Watch the wacky video created by the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition to galvanize public support for Congressional action, and have fun with a pretty serious issue. The characters you will meet in the video are cartoons, but the plot is ripped straight from the headlines.

    Source: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
  • June 24, 2010
    State Deal with Washington Coal Plant a "Huge Disappointment"

    Dr. Steven Gilbert of Washington PSR discusses the health effects of mercury emissions from coal plants.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • June 24, 2010
    EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans

    The Environmental Protection Agency will rewrite its policy on testing pesticides on humans after a settlement with environmental groups including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: Environment News Service
  • June 7, 2010
    "First Do No Harm: Environmental Responsibility in the NICU"

    The Vermont Oxford Network just released a new eBook with contribution by longtime WPSR supporter and former staffer, Nancy Dickeman.

  • June 3, 2010
    Farm Worker Health Act Passed by Calif. State Assembly

    The measure, cosponsored by PSR Los Angeles, will reduce pesticide poisoning in California by streamlining the tracking of pesticide usage and worker pesticide exposure by state officials.

    Source: California Newswire
  • May 20, 2010
    New study links pesticides to ADHD

    PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses the effects of pesticides on the brain.

    Source: WIVB
  • May 14, 2010
    Environmental Health Risks: Not Just Cancer

    PSR's Environment & Health Director Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood discusses the risk of cancer from environmental toxins.

    Source: Public News Service
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