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  • More wildfires. We need to address climate change.

    Wildfires are raging in the Pacific Northwest. Some evacuations have been ordered, and smoke and dust caused a 24-car collision near Seattle. Drought associated with climate change creates conditions that favor wildfires. Now we can take an action that will help. Tell the EPA that cutting carbon emissions from power plants is critical to combatting climate change--and to reducing the likelihood of wildfires, drought, heat waves, spread of insect-borne disease, extreme weather events, and other threats to health.

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  • Student PSR Representatives to 21st IPPNW World Congress Seek Your Support

    It’s less than 30 days before the IPPNW International Peace Bike Tour and 21st World Congress! Michelle and Kami need your help to get to Kazakhstan.

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  • Why Aren't We Trying to Prevent Childhood Cancer?

    The most common form of cancer in children -- leukemia -- has been linked to environmental hazards. So why aren’t there more programs, policies, and information on how to prevent this disease? Most doctors aren't trained to offer preventative guidance to their patients. Read our latest Environmental Health Policy Institute to learn more about childhood cancer and the need for protection from environmental carcinogens.

  • Fracking and Health: New Resources

    "Fracking" for oil and natural gas releases toxic chemicals and toxic gases that can contaminate the water, the air, and the land. Growing evidence shows that harms human health -- even the health of farm animals raised near fracking operations. PSR's new resources examine how fracking operates, why it is so dangerous, and what health risks it poses. Watch videos of our recent webinars and download our new fact sheets.

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Nuclear Weapons

Join our campaign! 124 nations favor banning nuclear weapons based on their humanitarian impact. If you agree, click here.

Environment and Health

This summer, PSR is building support for the EPA’s proposed rule to reduce carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent. For further information on this exciting opportunity, and to draft your comment to the EPA, read more.

Safe Energy

The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.

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  • September 21, 2014

    New York City, New York

    People's Climate March

    Join PSR at the largest climate march in history.

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Preventing What We Cannot Cure

Physicians for Social Responsibility is the medical and public health
voice working to prevent
the use or spread of
nuclear weapons and to
slow, stop and reverse
global warming and the
toxic degradation of the

Catherine Thomasson, MD
PSR Executive Director

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Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change

We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.

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Fracking Resources

Learn about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on human health, communities, and the planet.
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