Toxics and Health


Texas PSR Highlighted in the Travis County Medical Society Journal

The July-August issue of the Travis County Medical Society Journal features an article about Texas PSR's Toxic-Free Child program: Is it OK to put plastic containers in the microwave? What are some ways to minimize exposure to pesticides in the home? Is nail polish safe for young children...

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New! Toxic-Free Program Materials

We are excited to announce the release of new materials for our household toxics education program, Toxic-Free Child! These new materials are available to be used in a range of provider settings and will help give young families the tools they need to make informed decisions about common household ...

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A Global Call for Caution on Antimicrobials

Hundreds of scientists, medical doctors, and health professionals issued a statement of concern about the use of triclosan and triclocarban, common antimicrobials used in personal care, consumer, and building products. These chemicals are endocrine disruptors; as such, they can pose risks to ...

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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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