environment & health

Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

September 30, 2022

Article in Clinical Infectious Diseases co-authored by Greater Boston PSR Board Member Dr. Regina LaRocque.

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Proposal Would Lower WA Residential Buildings’ Carbon Footprint

September 29, 2022
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Public News Service article quoting Washington PSR’s Claire Richards, PhD, RN.

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“Forever” chemicals used in Ohio oil, gas wells

September 29, 2022

PSR’s latest report reveals use of toxic PFAS chemicals in Ohio oil and gas wells. Read what happened, and what states can do to prevent use of these “forever” chemicals.

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Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

September 29, 2022

Previously unpublicized information unearthed by PSR shows that a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS has been used in Ohio’s oil and gas wells since at least 2013.

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Watch Now: Public Health Impacts of the “Inflation Reduction Act”

September 27, 2022

Learn what the Inflation Reduction Act will do to improve public health and how implementation can ensure that Congress and President Biden build on its successes while addressing its shortcomings.

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Global Health Organizations Call for Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 26, 2022

More than 1000 health professionals and 200 health organizations across the world are calling on governments to urgently develop and implement a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to end global dependence on fossil fuels and protect global public health.

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Black and Hispanic children suffer disproportionately from asthma. Climate change is making it worse.

September 23, 2022
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Medical Xpress article quoting Quotes Paula Torrado Plazas, air quality and toxics policy analyst, PSR-Los Angeles.

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Tell Congress to Reject the Dirty IRA Side Deal

September 23, 2022

Tell your Members of Congress to reject Senator Manchin and Senator Schumer’s dirty side deal.

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Next-Generation Ambassadors meet Next Gen U

September 22, 2022

Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FAACME, and previous PSR board member and president, gave a wonderful presentation on climate and health curriculum to PSR’s Next-Generation Ambassadors.

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Local groups join national campaign calling for climate action from Biden administration

September 20, 2022

Fronteras article quoting PSR Arizona’s Eve Shapiro, MD.

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