December 19 , 2017
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Standing up for health

Chesapeake PSR is wrapping up the year by taking a stand on pesticides, air pollution, nuclear weapons, and climate and energy. Here is some of what we have worked on in December.


Taking a stand on trash incineration 

Chesapeake PSR President Dr. Gwen DuBois and board member Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni testified on setting lower limits for NOx in the state's waste combustion plants. We are concerned about the health and environmental impacts of burning trash in incinerators, especially Baltimore's BRESCO, the largest in Maryland. 

Read why burning trash is so dangerous to Maryland residents.




SIGN: Clearing the air on large animal operations

Please sign a health professional letter to support the Community Healthy Air Act. The Maryland General Assembly bill would require a one-time state study of air pollution emitted by large animal-feeding operations - and an assessment of potential public health harms. Maryland produces 300 million broiler chickens a year, most of them on the Eastern Shore.

Read why Eastern Shore residents are concerned about high rates of asthma.



Chlorpyrifos illustrates pesticide dangers

Chlorpyrifos is so dangerous that the EPA scientists recommended a ban. Now, Trump's EPA is in the grasp of lobbyists and defying its own scientists. This is why we will be stepping up our work on pesticides in Maryland. Chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used on many crops, is a dangerous neurotoxin. Let us work together to make sure the food we eat is safe.

Read why chlorpyrifos is the poster child for demanding science-based policy on pesticides.


Thoughts on the Nobel Prize 

Chesapeake PSR's Dr. DuBois responded to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, a crucial decision that "has given humanity the means to abolish nuclear weapons and empowered civil society."

Read why this Nobel matters to all life on the planet.



Thank you for making us more effective 

Thank you for your support, your work and your ideas that have helped make Chesapeake PSR such an effective organization in Maryland (and now, Virginia, too.) Soon we will share our 2018 legislative and policy agenda - and how you can get involved






Chesapeake PSR is a strong health voice on issues of environment, social justice and peace in Maryland and Virginia. Our volunteer activists are medical and health professionals and interested individuals. Please volunteer with Chesapeake PSR, donate, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


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