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  • Vienna Conference Boosts Prospects for Disarmament

    PSR's Executive Director Catherine Thomasson and IPPNW's Co-President Ira Helfand "worked the aisles" and witnessed the exciting and historic outcome of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. One hundred fifty-eight nations--82% of the world--attended. Of them, 44 nations stand strongly for a nuclear weapons ban treaty, and Austria issued a formal pledge to continue pushing forward and to cooperate with all stakeholders to achieve this goal.

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  • Chemical Fragrances: Potentially Harmful to Human Health

    Are you deep into holiday shopping? High on many gift lists are fragranced candles, toys and body-care care products, enticingly labelled vanilla bean or candy apple. Unfortunately, fragranced products can contain a cocktail of toxic chemicals linked to allergic reactions, asthma, and headaches. Hormone-disrupting chemicals such as phthalates have also been found in fragranced products. Learn how to shop smart and avoid potentially unsafe products »

  • Tell President Obama: Get Toxic Coal Ash Under Control!

    Five leading PSR doctors and PSR's Environment & Health director called on the EPA and the Office of Management and Budget to assure health-protective disposal of toxic coal ash. Thanks to a court order that PSR was party to, EPA will issue rules on coal ash disposal in two weeks. Tell President Obama that those regulations must be strong enough to protect us from toxic contamination.

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  • We Surpassed Our Goal, Thanks to You!

    On Giving Tuesday, 153 of you gave a total of $17,140, more than three times our original goal of $5,000. Some of you are long-time activists but first time donors, others gave already this year, and many others are our steady year-end supporters. We appreciate all of you.

    We send you our best wishes for a dynamic holiday season and a happy and healthy New Year.

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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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