Dr. Walter Tsou of Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia's Executive Director and former Director of the Philadelphia Health Department joined the PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center with Councilwoman Helen Gym and Jerry Roseman, Director of Environmental Health for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers to call for lead-free water in Pennsylvania’s schools after an analysis by PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center gave Pennsylvania a grade of  “F” in preventing lead in drinking water in the Commonwealth’s schools. Fortunately, an ordinance was passed in December 2016 to set stricter limits of lead in the schools' drinking water, improve the public’s right-to-know, and require testing of all school faucets and fountains.
New Planet Philadelphia Today G-Town Radio 4:00 3/3/17 Fossil Fuels and Your Health:  Physicians for Social Responsibility Report

Switching to renewable energy can do many wonderful things for our lives. One of the most beneficial is saving ourselves from the truly alarming impacts of fossil fuels on infant mortality and the myriad health impacts through out our lives. Listen to Kay Wood’s interview with Barbara Gottlieb of Physicians for Social Responsibility on how fossil fuel pollution is causing huge numbers of people right now right here in Pennsylvania to suffer severe health consequences and what can be done to change to a brighter healthier future. Also on this Planet Philadelphia – Pennsylvanians react to Senator Casey’s and Senator Toomey’s votes on Scott Pruit as the new head of the EPA.

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Friday, March 10, 2017
March in Washington D.C. for Standing Rock 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The 2017 Academy Town Square series of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
presents a talk and discussion on fresh water issues.

Saturday, March 25, 2017
The Society of Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals (SILAMP)
and The Philadelphia County Medical Society present
The XXII Doctor Carlos Finlay Conference: 
The Contamination of Water and the Healthcare of Our Community
Register here.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
March for Science, not Silence ,
in Washington D.C. and Satellite Marches on Earth Day

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 
PSR Student Chapter Penn State Hershey Medical Center Symposium
on the Health Impacts of the Fracking Industry

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Join the  People’s Climate Movement 
in Washington, D.C and across the country
to stand up for our communities and climate.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Workshop on the Health Impacts of Air Quality
On Communities in the Vicinity of Philadelphia's Refineries

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