toxics and health

PFAS Texas Report

April 4, 2023
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New Report: Climate Change is an Emergency for Texas

November 12, 2021

AUSTIN, TX — As the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) draws to a close, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility (Texas PSR) sound the alarm regarding the damaging…

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Commentary: Health and Climate Connected

September 6, 2020

By Lesa Walker, Texas Medicine September 2020 I am a public health physician and a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas School of Public Health. For…

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No to Nuclear Waste in Texas

September 5, 2020

Letter to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, by Elliot J. Trester MD, Texas PSR board of directors As a board member of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Texas Chapter of…

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Here’s how clean energy can help Texas bounce back from COVID-19 recession

August 4, 2020

Must-Read Op-Ed by Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility president, Dr. Mary Ann Gonzalez:“Regardless of political affiliation, all Texans want a safer and healthier state with a growing economy. And we…

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

July 28, 2020

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…

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

December 16, 2019

“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…

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Toxic-Free Child Program at AVANCE

October 29, 2019

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…

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

August 23, 2019

Researchers found that air pollution is significantly associated with an increased risk of psychiatric disorders and neurological conditions. Read more here

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

August 9, 2019

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

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