children’s health

Tell EPA NOT to Undercut the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards!

March 28, 2019

INACTIVE – Tell the EPA you oppose the plan to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

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Activists say power plant pollution laws in jeopardy

March 15, 2019

In this Herald-Tribune article, PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg explains the dangers of mercury pollution from power plants.

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A hidden scandal: America’s school students exposed to water tainted by toxic lead

March 6, 2019

This article from The Guardian features PSR Florida’s Dr. Howard Kessler discussing the health effects of lead poisoning.

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“Americans need real protection of their air, water and health, not abandonment of the EPA’s mission”: PSR Opposes Nomination of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

January 11, 2019

In response to the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization that mobilizes medical and health professionals and advocates on issues that impact human health and survival, issued the following statement.

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Physicians for Social Responsibility Urge the EPA to Strengthen, not Weaken, Lifesaving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

December 28, 2018

On December 28, the EPA announced a proposal that would weaken the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS), which helps protect the health and safety of American families. Read PSR’s statement.

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Powerful op-ed sounds PSR’s themes

December 13, 2018

Two PSR/Washington physicians, Michael Soman, MD and Mark Vossler, MD, published a powerful op-ed article recently in the Seattle Times. “Climate Change is Killing Our Patients” presents with great cogency a…

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Proposed new FL legislation aims to protect students from lead exposure at school

November 29, 2018

PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg discusses the health effects of toxic lead exposure.

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PSR, San Francisco PSR Help Ban Neurotoxic Pesticide!

August 13, 2018

PSR National office and the San Francisco chapter are proud to have helped win a victory for public health and for science-based decision-making: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned…

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Reduce Leaking and Venting from Fracked Wells

July 25, 2018

Why would the government roll back a common-sense, health-protective rule that limits the amount of “fugitive” methane that can be leaked, vented or flared from oil and gas operations on…

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Health and Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over Its Delay of Clean Air Protections for Millions

July 12, 2017

Today, health, environmental and community groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the agency’s delay in implementation of the 2015 smog standard.

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