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Toxic-Free Child Program at AVANCE

This week Texas PSR presented the Toxic-Free Child Program at  AVANCE Austin. The goal of the program is to educate low-income pregnant women and young families about the dangers of common household toxics, and to offer simple strategies to minimize exposure and prevent health complications. We now have a free, downloadable Instructor Guide, printable cleaning supplies recipe cards, and Suggested Class Script in both English and Spanish. You can find all those and more here: https://texaspsr.org/toxic-free-child/ We are grateful for Program Manager, Trish O’Day ...

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LTE: Climate change will affect us all

Check out this Letter to the Editor by Dr. Elliott Trester, a board member at Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, in the Austin American-Statesman on climate change, heat, and the impacts on public health. https://www.statesman.com/opinion/20191025/letters-to-editor-oct-26-2019

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Tell Congress: Pass Clean Energy Tax Incentives Now!

It is time to take action now that will protect our health, our planet, and our future. Urge your U.S. senators and representative to update and extend critical clean energy tax credits that promote a green economy and reduce carbon emissions. https://secure.psr.org/page/50402/action/1?ea.url.id=4236899&forwarded=true

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Op-Ed: From heat to mosquito-borne disease, climate change is already hurting our health Read more here

Most people know that if we don’t take action, climate change will leave a hotter, more chaotic, and more dangerous world for our children and grandchildren. But fewer think about the way it is hurting our health right now. As primary care physicians, we are deeply worried about the impact of the climate crisis on our health — and on our health-care system — in Fort Worth and beyond. It is, in effect, a slow-motion pandemic that too many health-care professionals and policymakers are ignoring. Let’s start with the most obvious effect of global warming: It’s ...

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