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  • January 27, 2011
    Poor Americans Face More Toxic Exposure

    This article on the effects of environmental toxins on low-income communities quotes PSR's fact sheet on toxic chemicals and environmental justice.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • January 27, 2011
    Ban Toxic BPA: Environmental Health Groups Support New Bills in Congress

    Environmental health advocacy groups concerned with toxic chemicals in food and beverages applaud Senator Diane Feinstein and Representative Edward Markey, who both introduced bills this week to limit hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A in baby bottles, sippy cups and food and beverage containers.

  • January 22, 2011
    EPA Proposes Stronger Protections for People in Pesticide Experiments

    It will be harder for the chemical industry to use people as test subjects in pesticide research sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, based on an expanded "human testing rule" unveiled late Wednesday. The proposed rule is the response to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: YubaNet
  • December 14, 2010
    PSR Assails Health Risks from Coal Ash

    PSR mobilized health professionals to testify against unsafe coal ash disposal at EPA hearings around the country. PSR also wrote and distributed a new study, “Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment.”

  • December 9, 2010
    BPA Found On Money, Receipts: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Study

    Bisphenol A is widely found on dollar bills and receipts, according to a new study conducted by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition. PSR is a member of the diverse coalition that released this report about the hormone disrupting chemical.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • December 4, 2010
    Schwarzenegger's Toxic Legacy: Californians' Health, Environment Betrayed By Last Minute Green Chemistry Bait-and-Switch

    Martha Dina Argüello, Executive Director of PSR Los Angeles, discusses the effects of a last-minute change to the Green Chemistry Initiative in California.

    Source: YubaNet
  • October 27, 2010
    Koch Leaves Federal Cancer Panel as Groups Urge Ethics Probe

    Energy magnate David Koch ceded his spot on a National Cancer Institute advisory board last month, but green advocates including PSR are taking aim at the conservative mega-donor nonetheless by calling for a review of federal ethics policies that allowed him to sit on the panel despite a potential conflict of interest.

    Source: New York Times
  • 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 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
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  • November 30, 2016
    Eating for Climate and Health
    PSR's new PowerPoint presentation on how climate change impacts food production, and agriculture's contribution to climate change.