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Moving Toward a Sustainable Food System at UT Austin

Moving Toward a Sustainable Food System at UT Austin
In summer 2016, Veronica Gonzalez, Texas PSR’s summer intern and a University of Texas at Austin student, studied the university’s food purchasing system. Her study concluded that UT Austin is making strides in sustainable food practices in a commercial food service setting, despite the ...

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Report: Health Hazards of Natural Gas

Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas
On March 1, 2017, Physicians for Social Responsibility released a new report on the health hazards of methane. The report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas, is based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies and clearly conveys the health threats ...

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Testing for Lead in Public School Drinking Water: A Letter to the Editor

Testing for Lead in Public School Drinking Water: A Letter to the Editor
In the 2017 Texas legislative session, we’ve been following a couple of bills related to testing for lead in public school drinking water. On April 16th, board member Jubilee Barton, MD, had a letter to the editor published in the Austin-American Statesman about one of these bills. More ...

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Extreme lead found at El Paso state home

El Paso State Home
"Very high exposure can lead to death," said Anjum Hanafi, executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility. "This is a very, very serious public health threat."

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