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Event: “A Pediatrician Looks at the Health Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing” Jan. 17th 2012

January 6, 2012

Protecting Our Waters warmly invites you to come meet, dine with, and listen to a talk by pediatrician Jerome Paulson, MD, about the impacts of high-volume slickwater hydraulic fracturing on human health. The event, from 6 – 9 pm on Tuesday, January 17th at Tazia Restaurant (11th and Arch Streets in Philly), is a fundraising dinner for Protecting Our Waters and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6 – 9 PM

WHERE: Tazia Restaurant, 101 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia 19107 (in Chinatown at 11th and Arch Streets, one block from Market East Station)

WHY: Everything we do — educate, advocate, agitate — is on behalf of not only our own generation but on behalf of those who are young children right now, as well as future generations. Children are more vulnerable to toxic contaminants than adults.

WHO:  Jerome A. Paulson, MD, is Associate Research Professor, The George Washington University Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences and Public Health and Health Services. He directs the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and Environment (MACCHE).
As a clinician, a researcher and an advocate, Dr. Paulson works to enhance children’s health, and particularly to identify and mitigate the impact of environmental hazards on pediatric populations. Full description below.


RSVP: Registration deadline: Online – 1/16.
RSVP By snail mail, 1/13. Details below.

COST: $60.00 per person. Tax and tip included. $30 is considered tax-deductible. Seating limited.

“A Pediatrician Looks at the Health Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing”

Jerome A. Paulson, MD, is the director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and Environment (MACCHE), one of 10 pediatric environmental health specialty units in the US. MACCHE provides education and outreach to health professionals, parents and the community. Dr. Paulson has served as a special assistant to the director of CDC’s National Center on Environmental Health, again focusing on children, and in 2000 received a Soros Advocacy Fellowship for Physicians from the Open Society Institute and worked with the Children’s Environmental Health Network.

At Children’s National Medical Center, Dr Paulson serves as the Medical Director for National and Global Affairs of the Child Health Advocacy Institute. He is the current chairperson of the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health and serves on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the US EPA. He is a longstanding member of PSR and was a member of its environmental health committee from 1999 to 2007.

Dear Protectors, we POWers hardly afford to attend our own fundraising dinner, so we understand if you feel frustrated at not being able to come due to lack of funds! We are determined to find ways to make sure Dr. Paulson can be heard by everyone, so look for a future blog post.

We also have created a 1 1/2 hour powerpoint presentation about the health impacts from hydrofracking which we can give to your group anytime! Email requests to with HEALTH in heading.

Meanwhile, we absolutely need to raise funds as well as consciousness so please share this invitation with everyone you feel just might be able to come to this special event. You can forward this POW blog post by copying and pasting the url; or send this link to register directly:

FYI the menu includes Miso Soup or Organic Greens for openers, or the Sampler; there are two vegetarian options among the Entrees; dessert looks great too! You’ll see all the details at the online registration link.

Seating limited.  Advance reservations required. Register Online

If you would prefer to register offline, please call PSR at 215-765-8703 or send checks payable to Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility to 704 N. 23rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19130. Please indicate PSR/POW dinner on the memo line of the check, and your $30 tax-deductible donation will be shared 50-50 with Protecting Our Waters.

Thanks, Protectors!

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