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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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