We are supporting a petition by Montgomery County Council member Tom Hucker that asks Montgomery Parks to stop using glyphosate products in the County’s park system park systems.
Maryland MDE strengthens wastewater pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. The ruling will require plants to install more stringent controls on coal waste streams.
National PSR and a coalition of nonprofit organizations and scientists have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. EPA, asking the court to throw out a new EPA policy barring anyone receiving grant money from the agency from serving on its scientific advisory panels.
Chesapeake PSR has testified in opposition to certain aspects of a proposed rulemaking in Maryland on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from large Municipal Waste Combustors (MWCs).
Monitoring air pollution from industrial-scale poultry operations should not be controvesrial. But in Maryland, it is. That is why we are supporting this health professional sign-on letter.
With EPA captured by industry, Chesapeakee PSR is working to protect our children's health from dangerous pesticides.
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) must take steps to clean up toxic waste discharges from the Maryland coal-fired power plants.
Chesapeake PSR supports the Maryland Pesticide Education Network, which works to educate policymakers and the public about pesticides and pesticide policy and their effects on health.
PSR's Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit is a resource for health professionals to better understand how to protect patients from environmental toxins in their air, water, food and products.
Chesapeake PSR is urging Montgomery County to appeal an August 3 ruling by a Montgomery County judge overturning a county ban on the use of certain toxic lawn pesticides.
Chlorpyrifos is harmful to human health. Six AGs and a dozen groups challenged EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's decision not to ban the toxic pesticide from US food crops.
Chesapeake PSR and other groups filed an amicus brief in support of a 2015 landmark Montgomery County, Maryland law that restricts the use of toxic pesticides on public and private land.
Attacking and suppressing science is becoming the norm in the U.S., whether it's Scott Pruitt's EPA refusing to ban chlorpyrifos or USDA dropping a plan to test food for glyphosate. It falls on all of us to protect science.
Reducing lead levels in children is a major issue in Maryland. Blood lead levels remain particularly acute in Baltimore City. The consequences of not addressing blood lead levels will remain with us for generations. Here is an update on legislation under consideration, and why lead matters.
Lead in lipstick is still allowed in the US. The FDA recently released a draft guidance on allowable parts per million for lead in cosmetics. Kim Egan of Chesapeake PSR's advisory group writes about why there is no safe level of lead exposure for humans.
A lawsuit seeks to overturn Montgomery County, Maryland's Healthy Lawns Act. Chesapeake PSR is part of a coalition to retain the law's restrictions on certain non-essential toxic pesticides.
Antibiotics resistance is a global - and avoidable - problem. Doctors and health professionals have a role to play in reducing overuse of antibiotics in agriculture.
Oil trains in Baltimore pose a risk to health and safety. A proposed bill requires the city to assess risks of and responses to oil train accidents. A Baltimore City Council public hearing is November 1 at 10 a.m.
Neonicotinoids have been shown in studies to kill bees and reduce sperm counts in male bees. Chesapeake PSR supports reducing use of neonics in Maryland. Please sign this petition asking Ace Hardware and others to stop selling plants treated with neonicotinoid pesticides.
The pesticide atrazine likely harms most species of plants and animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, the U.S. EPA recently concluded. Atrazine is also known to harm human health. Leading up to the 2017 legislative session, Chesapeake PSR will work with experts to better understand the extent of the problem in Maryland, and to consider possible legislative responses.