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Medical News & Perspectives
December 2, 1998

Reports Focus on Bad, Good in Children's Health

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JAMA. 1998;280(21):1814-1815. doi:10.1001/jama.280.21.1814-JMN1202-2-1

THE 105TH CONGRESS got poor marks on legislation that affects children's health, says Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), a nonprofit public health advocacy organization of 18,000 health professionals and others.

Founded in 1961 by physicians concerned about the effects on health of radioactive fallout and the threat of nuclear war, PSR—while continuing its efforts in that sphere—has broadened its interests to include action on gun control and environmental issues such as safe water, air quality, lead poisoning, and global warming, according to Thomas E. Hobbins, MD, president elect.

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