Toxics and Health


Op-ed: The Recent Natural Gas Blowout in South Texas Highlights the Need for Strong Regulation

"I join the health professional community in calling on the EPA to strengthen, not undermine, these life-saving methane and VOC standards. I don’t want to see more patients whose life-threatening disease I can’t cure, because of exposure to pollution." Read the op-ed by Hasan Seede, Texas PSR board member, here: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/12/13/recent-natural-gas-blowout-south-texas-highlights-need-strong-regulation

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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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Environmental pollution is associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorders in the US and Denmark

Researchers found that air pollution is significantly associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorders and neurological conditions.   Read more here: https://bit.ly/2U0Zxzm

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Some Fish Are Still Full of Mercury, for a Worrying Reason

Emissions of mercury have declined, but levels in fish could still increase thanks to overfishing and a changing climate. ...

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