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Combating EPA Rollbacks – Health Care’s Response to a Retreat on Climate

Together, we can transform climate change from a politicized problem for polar bears into an opportunity to improve human health — and act to create a healthier, more just, and sustainable world.' Read more here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31340115/

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Statement on Police Violence and Systemic Racism

The murder of George Floyd and other acts of violence against people of color are exposing the damage caused by institutional racism. Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility (Texas PSR) stands with health professionals who have long argued that police violence and systemic racism are a public health issue. View National PSR's full statement here: https://www.psr.org/…/statement-on-the-killing-of-george-f…/ #blacklivesmatter

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LTE: Warming climate demands clean energy solutions

Must read LTE in the Austin American Statesman by Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility Executive Director, Steve McKee: Warming climate demands clean energy solutions As director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility I read with interest your article 5 things to know about Tuesday’s summerlike heat in Austin. The point that climate change has led to earlier average start dates for 100-degree temperatures is a trend that should concern us. The warming climate is already causing summer to extend beyond the months of June, July, and August and ...

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Texas PSR’s Environmental Health Elective Gains Rave Reviews from UT Dell Medical Students

Nine students completed the elective “Environmental Health: What Every Physician Should Know”, and were enthusiastic about their learning experience. One student wrote, “As a first-year medical student about to enter clinical rotations, I feel better prepared to holistically interview, examine, and treat the patients that I help take care of next year.” Students learned from lectures given by physicians and other environmental health experts and participated in discussions on topics ranging from the health impacts of air and water pollution, global warming, ...

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