toxic chemicals

PSR Maine’s 2022 Year in Review

November 29, 2022

Because of your past support, PSR Maine has had a successful year working to reduce threats to public health by influencing public opinion and promoting science-based policies.

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Letter to the editor: Maine should lead in phasing toxins out of food packaging

August 13, 2019

As a species, we seem to be spectacularly resistant to the cautionary lessons of history. Humans began using lead several thousand years ago. But we are still trying to address…

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Toxics – What everyone should know

January 23, 2019

Dr Phillip Landrigan, whose studies influenced the US to remove lead from gasoline, visited Maine this past fall and gave an important lecture at UNE as part of a PSR…

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Be wary of fighting ticks with pesticides, consider alternatives

June 11, 2018

Chemicals can be as troubling as the threatening insects because both are linked to disease and illness. The recently released results of a Critical Insights poll show that over 80 percent of…

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Help firefighters by nixing chemicals

June 28, 2017

Morning Sentinal June 28, 2017 Letter to the editor by Sally Melcher-McKeagney, RN, PSR Maine member. “The only way to reduce exposures to our families and firefighters is to avoid…

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Flame retardants an example of better living through chemistry gone awry

May 5, 2017

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel Op-ed by PSR Maine’s Sydney Sewall, MD, MPH. “Both organizations that I represent — the Maine Chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the American…

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