WELCOME TO PSR COLORADO
September 3 Joint Webinar Recording
Health Impacts of Natural Gas in the Home:
Children and Health Equity
Our first Healthy Electric Homes webinar, "Health Impacts of Natural Gas in the Home: Focus on Children and Health Equity" was held on September 3.
Burning gas in homes releases carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and small particulate matter. This increases the risks for asthma, heart attacks, strokes, emergency room visits, carbon monoxide poisoning, and deaths.
Studies show that those who suffer the most from indoor air pollution are those in low-income communities. Children are also among the most vulnerable groups. Learn what you can do as a health professional to best advise your patients, and as an activist to change policy!
Our presenters were Yadira Caraveo, MD, pediatrician and Colorado State Representative; Cory Carroll, MD, family practice physician; and Jessica Miller, MD, general pediatrician.
Want more info? Please contact PSR CO board member and webinar host Barbara Donachy, MPH, at [email protected]
September 9 Joint Webinar Recordingg
Colorado Parents & Experts Speak Out
Oil and Gas Methane Pollution Harms our Health & Climate
PSR Colorado co-hosted a webinar on September 9 to present information about the health harms associated with methane pollution and what you can do to help protect the air our kids breathe.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas responsible for 25 percent of the climate change we're already experiencing in Colorado. Wherever oil and gas is being extracted, compressed, or processed, you can find methane and harmful air pollutants such as benzene, which can cause cancer and contribute to ozone pollution or smog.
We ask you to raise your voice to tell Colorado's public officials to strengthen methane and toxic air pollution rules to protect our communities.
Colorados regulators will be making critical decisions about methane emissions from oil and gas operations in our state. This is our chance to have stronger protections put in place. State officials will be hearing from the oil and gas industry, so they must hear from us as well.