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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.

  • PSR Welcomes New Climate Organizer

    PSR is pleased to announce that Kelly Benjamin has joined our national staff as Climate Organizer. Kelly worked most recently as a campaign organizer for the Service Employees International Union. He has also organized electoral campaigns and freelanced as a journalist.  We're delighted that he'll be applying this valuable range of skills to PSR's fight against climate change. Welcome, Kelly!

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

    Meet your two Student PSR representatives who are seeking your support to attend the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) 21st World Congress and International Peace Bike Tour! Kami Veltri & Michelle Gin will be the U.S. Citizen Ambassadors to learn from fellow activists and bring back the knowledge and ideas of the nuclear weapons abolition movement to the U.S.

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Nuclear Weapons

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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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Latest News & Events

  • Dr. Alan Lockwood on Coal
    June 2, 2014

    A radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the public health impacts of coal.

    Source: Jeff Santos Show
  • The Fight Against Climate Change Defines Our Future
    June 2, 2014

    An op-ed from PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on the importance of fighting climate change. Vote for Dr. Lockwood's piece in the Debate Club.

    Source: US News & World Report
  • Interview with Steven Starr
    May 27, 2014

    A radio interview with PSR's Steven Starr on the global consequences of nuclear war.

    Source: The John Batchelor Show

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Catherine Thomasson, MD
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Webinar: Health and Hydraulic Fracturing

Thursday, June 19th at 8 pm ET, join us for part 3: Health Impacts Reported by Families Residing near Hydro Fracking Operations with Poune Saberi, MD, MPH.

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Fracking Resources

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