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News

  • 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
    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 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 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
  • May 11, 2010
    Loaded With Chemicals

    These remarks were delivered by Donna Yancey, RN, member of the Washington chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility at National Nurses Week, May 11, 2010. Ms. Yancey retired from Seattle Children’s Hospital as a nurse and has worked in the health care field for 45 years.

  • May 6, 2010
    New Alarm Bells about Chemicals and Cancer

    The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.

    Source: New York Times
  • April 28, 2010
    EPA to review polluted sites for cleanup

    The Sierra Club environmental group and Physicians for Social Responsibility asked the EPA to reinvestigate the complex earlier this month after reports of employee illnesses possibly linked to pollution. Dr. Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, called the reassessment a "step towards healing this wrong."

    Source: Jefferson City News Tribune
  • April 26, 2010
    How Bad Is It? Toxin Hunt OK'd in KC (Audio)

    Ann Suellentrop of Kansas City PSR discusses the toxic waste at a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri, which the EPA has now agreed to investigate.

    Source: KCUR
  • April 26, 2010
    EPA to reconsider superfund designation for Bannister site

    The EPA will reconsider the status of a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri, after pressure from PSR and Sierra Club to put the site on the Superfund National Priorities List.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • April 21, 2010
    PSR Supports Newly Introduced Safe Chemicals Act, Seeks Improvement before Enactment

    Physicians for Social Responsibility supports the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010,” introduced last week by Senator Lautenberg and Congressmen Waxman and Rush. The long-awaited, landmark legislation would overhaul the way the federal government protects the public from toxic chemicals.

  • April 21, 2010
    Former Bannister workers and families tell of deadly diseases

    PSR and Sierra Club are urging the EPA to investigate pollution from a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • April 16, 2010
    Lawmakers Seek to Move Quickly on New Toxics Bill, but Challenges Remain

    House and Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled landmark chemical policy reforms they are pushing to get passed this year, but that is no sure thing thanks to a dwindling legislative calendar and some key sticking points.

    Source: The New York Times
  • April 15, 2010
    Sen. Lautenberg Introduces Chemicals Reform Bill, Saying Current Regulation 'Is Broken'

    U.S. EPA would be given broad new authorities to target chemicals of concern and to regulate new and existing chemicals under legislation introduced today by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).

    Source: The New York Times
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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.