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Dr. Ringenberg Talks about Climate Change

WTSP – 10 News March 9, 2018 PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg talks to WTSP about climate change and health. Dr. Ringenberg, a pediatrician, describes how climate change is affecting children’s health and how she works to get the word out about the need to fight climate change. “Medical experts say the effects on health …

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Climate Change is Making Us Sick!

The negative aspects of climate change pose great threats to our communities and their health. The burden is greater for vulnerable populations, including the poor, minority groups, women, children, the elderly, and the disabled. Health professionals can create safer environments for their community by joining PSR Florida in implementing the My Green Doctor Program. My Green Doctor …

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A Climate Call to Action

PSR Florida receives $95,000 from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg to engage local clinicians in climate action. For Immediate Release March 15, 2018 Marybeth Dunn, MPH PSR/Florida 813-444-2750 NonProfit health organization receives $95,000 from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg to engage local clinicians in climate action. PSR Florida received …

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If you live in Florida, doctors say climate change is already affecting your health

Miami Herald February 9, 2018 PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg discusses the importance of clinicians addressing climate change. “Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, who co-founded another Florida medical group focused on the topic in 2008, Physicians for Social Responsibility, said she’s glad to see the topic finally getting the attention it deserves, especially from healthcare providers.” Read …

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PSR Florida Tells Gov. Scott: Ban Fracking

PSR Florida sent a letter to the Florida Governor Rick Scott and state legislature leaders on new findings in the 5th edition of PSR’s Fracking Compendium, asking them to prohibit fracking in Florida. “Fracking in Florida, where more than 90 percent of residents’ drink groundwater, presents many unknowns, and characteristics unique to the state heighten …

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Lead Levels in Drinking Water in Elementary Schools in Tallahassee Florida

The Florida Pediatrician Winter 2018 The Winter 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed journal of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics features this article about the harmful effects of lead in Florida schools, co-authored by three PSR members, Donald M. Axelrad, PhD; Ronald H. Saff, MD; and Lynn Ringenberg, MD. (See page 6.) …

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Middle Schoolers learn about health effects of climate change

PSR/Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Dunn recently visited with middle school students in Florida, giving a presentation called “Climate Change Makes Me Sick” on how climate affects health. The students decorated a bulletin board with PSR’s climate postcards and came up with ideas for how to keep the earth cooler and healthier.

PSR Florida’s Dr. Ron Saff Receives NAACP Award

PSR Florida Steering Committee Member Ron Saff, MD (left, with Jackson County NAACP President Ronstance Pittman), was recently honored at the Jackson County NAACP Freedom Awards. Dr. Saff was presented with the Elmore Bryant Award in recognition of his work to protect Jackson County citizens by raising awareness of a deep-injection well that endangered clean …

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Local Medical Association Publishes All-Climate Edition of Bulletin

The Hillsborough County Medical Association, representing 2,000 physicians and medical students in Tampa, FL, has published their first-ever bulletin focused entirely on climate and health, guest-edited by PSR’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg. Several other PSR members contributed articles on how climate change is affecting the Tampa Bay area. If you belong to a local health professional …

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