October 25, 2016
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Lead and children's health 

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Lead exposure remains one of the most pressing concerns in Baltimore and Maryland, with acute and long-term effects on children's health, learning and behavior. Read about Chesapeake PSR's work to reduce toxic pollution in Maryland.  

WORKSHOPS Oct. 27 & Nov. 10 on lead, children and policy

Please join experts to learn about Lead Poisoning in Maryland and Baltimore (Oct. 27) and Lead and Children: Improving Public Policy and Reducing Exposure (Nov. 10). The two workshops are sponsored by Chesapeake PSR; American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland; Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter; Maryland Environmental Health Network; and Maryland PIRG. Health professionals and community members welcome. Learn more or RSVP for either event here.




 NEW! Our issue paper on the health effects of fracking 

Chesapeake PSR has just published an issue paper: The Health Effects of Fracking. It outlines the latest science on fracking's harmful health effects on humans, including asthma, preterm births and low birth weights and increased hospitalizationsIf the Maryland General Assembly does not ban fracking, the state may begin issuing drilling permits in October 2017. Read our paper to learn how fracking harms human health.


Oil trains pose safety threat to Baltimore

Chesapeake PSR sent a letter to Baltimore City Health Department Commissioner Leana Wen, MD, to support a city bill to require the health department to review the health and safety risks of shipping millions of gallons of oil by rail through heavily populated areas of Baltimore. Read Chesapeake PSR President Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH's letter to Dr. Wen  



SIGN: Two health professional letters supporting a fracking ban and clean energy

1. Please sign a letter to urge the Maryland General Assembly to ban fracking. Not a health professional? Find out how you can help stop fracking from beginning next October.

2. Please sign a letter to urge the Maryland General Assembly to overturn Governor Hogan's veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Not a health professional? Read about our work on clean renewable energy in Maryland.



First-time donor? Our matching grant is extended to December 31. 

We are grateful Baltimore's Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation has extended their matching grant to December 31 for first-time donors - for up to $500. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to continue our successful work on issues of health, environment and social justice in Maryland. Please make a donation today, and help us meet our match! Thank you!



How climate change harms Maryland children - and what you can do 
Alfred Bartlett, MD 

Chesapeake PSR Climate Health Action Team Co-Lead - and pediatrician - Alfred Bartlett, MD, writes about climate change and its particularly harmful effects on children, from health problems to extreme weather. Learn what your family can do to slow climate damage.      




Chesapeake PSR is a strong health voice on issues of environment and social justice in Maryland. 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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