Dear Friends of PSR Philadelphia / Pennsylvania,
We are pleased to invite you to our 3rd and final PA Health Check-Up event of the year! Join PSR Pennsylvania for an informative and innovative morning as part of our speed-learning series regarding the health impacts of the unconventional gas development industry.

The event will be held on Sunday and Monday. We will reserve a block of hotel rooms for Sunday night, November 17th and have a film-screening of the Human Element for presenters and participants joining us at the hotel.  Light breakfast and lunch is included. 2.5 CME credits are available, offered both in-person and as a webinar, which will be recorded and shared. Click here for more information and to register. We hope to see you there

When: Monday, November 18, 9:00AM-12:00PM
We thank you for your long-standing and dedicated support !
PSR Philadelphia / PA Events
1. Save the date! Giving Tuesday 2019
Giving Tuesday , the global day of giving, encourages individuals to reflect on their blessings and support a cause they believe in. Help care for your local Philadelphia community by keeping PSR PA in mind during this charitable season.
When: Tuesday, December 3

Save the date! On December 3, 2019, join the movement to give - whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community!
3. PSR Celebrates our 40th Anniversary-Join Us
When: Sunday, December 8, 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Please RSVP Here to attend our 40th Anniversary Celebration! Space is limited to this unique dinner and event. Please contact for more information.
Updates on PSR
National PSR Visionary Leaders Awards 2019
On November 7, PSR Pennsylvania was well represented as Drexel med student, Chris Para and Walter Tsou MD, Bob Little MD, Jim Jones MD and Poune Saberi MD attended the national PSR Visionary Leaders Awards Reception in Washington DC. Dr. Saberi also serves as national PSR President and opened the reception to a large gathering where we celebrated leaders in nuclear disarmament and climate change.
APHA 2019
PSR PA ran a booth at this year's American Public Health Association conference in Philadelphia! On the second day of the conference, November 5, our own Tammy Murphy and Laura Dagley presented on "Fracking and Health: An Inconvenient Truth". Click here to read more!
Mariner East Pipeline Webinar
The Mariner East project pipeline threatens 17 counties across Pennsylvania. This 350 mile cross state project includes up to four hazardous highly volatile liquids pipelines (ethane, propane, butane) and has a blast zone up to a mile wide or more!

This webinar presentation will cover:
  • Nuts and bolts of Mariner East
  • Safety concerns: why this is Pennsylvania’s most dangerous pipeline
  • Risk assessments & what they show
  • Cases before the PUC: do we have the pipeline regulations we need?
  • What you can do to protect your family and community
  • Click here to watch a recording!
Follow Up Letter to Governor Tom Wolf
For several months, many groups in Pennsylvania, including PSR PA, have been fighting for the attention of Governor Wolf. Since the cancer crisis in Southwest PA was identified, Wolf has paid little attention to the issue and taken little action. The most that was offered was a meeting at Canon-McMIllan High School on Oct 7, that neither Wolf nor the Secretary of Health Rachel Levine attended. Click here to sign a Follow Up Letter to Wolf to build pressure on Wolf, Secretary Levine and the legislature to take action!

Attention All Health Care Providers! - PSR-PA invites you to join CODE RED PA for Gun Violence Policy. This coalition of healthcare providers, organizations and individuals has formed to address gun violence in Pennsylvania and advocate for sensible firearm policy. Please email for more information on how to participate!
Current News
Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?

As the global demand for plastics grows, the ethane-to-plastics industry threatens US progress on climate crisis and clean air. Critics believe this ethane expansion will not only prolong fracking but could also trigger a public health disaster, especially in and around the Appalachian mountains. An example of this is the Royal Dutch Shell's 386-acre ethane facility, currently under construction, which would make 1.6m tons of plastic and 2.2m tons of globe-heating carbon dioxide annually – roughly the same amount the city of Pittsburgh is trying to eliminate. Click here to read an in-depth report on the current state of this industry!
Kids First ~ The Pedia Blog post, Ned Ketyer, MD

Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health (CEH) over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of illnesses and chronic diseases – linked to environmental exposures, and our changing climate. There is an urgent need to put children and their families into the forefront of our nation’s public health and environmental health related actions. Click here to learn more and read about the vision of the Children's Environmental Health Network!
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Pub lished : November 2019