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PSR Testimony on Toxic Mercury Pollution

Issue: air pollution | children's health | coal | environment & health | environmental justice | federal government | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: testimony

On September 8th, 2021, Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health Program director, represented Physicians for Social Responsibility in front of the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She commented on the need for the EPA to reinstate their Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which was cut during the previous administration. This rule limits toxic …

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Building Electrification, Climate, and Health: An Advocacy Toolkit

Issue: climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: advocacy materials | toolkit

A toolkit of resources on building electrification, featuring materials created by PSR chapters.


Letter to EPA on Methane and VOC

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR, joined by 29 other health organizations and 9 PSR chapters, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Regan requesting strong action to control methane and VOC emissions from the oil and gas industry.


Video: Fracking with Your Health

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video

Physicians for Social Responsibility aren’t fracking with your health. It’s time our energy sources did the same.


Improving the Built Environment to Reduce Indoor Heat-Related Illnesses and Deaths

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: report

Greater Boston PSR Heat waves can produce dangerous indoor heat, especially for people who don’t have or can’t afford air conditioning. Heat pumps can help. Download


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Slideshow

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: powerpoint

Slide presentation summarizing PSR’s latest report, “Fracking with ‘Forever’ Chemicals.”


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: report

This report presents previously unpublicized evidence that major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil and Chevron, have used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or substances that could degrade into PFAS, in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas in more than 1,200 wells in six U.S. states. Toxic in minuscule concentrations, these man-made chemicals accumulate …

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Webinar: Exposé on use in fracking of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video

PSR has released an important exposé documenting the use of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals in fracking. Watch our webinar on these groundbreaking findings below.


Letter on Federal Fossil Fuel Programs

Issue: climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker

A letter to Interior Secretary Debra Haaland, signed by PSR, calling on the Biden administration to undertake a comprehensive environmental review to align federal fossil fuel programs with the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 Celsius. Download


Health Groups Call for Climate and Health Investments in COVID Recovery

Issue: air pollution | climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | federal government

Type: letter to policymaker

Letter to President Biden signed by PSR and partner groups, urging him to support COVID recovery legislation that invests in a healthier future for the nation by cleaning up air pollution, addressing climate change and ensuring environmental justice.