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  • Join PSR, ACEEE for Release of New Report on Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency

    We often hear that energy efficiency saves money and creates jobs, but what do we know about its public health benefits? On February 21, PSR and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will present a webinar announcing the release of a new report that examines the public health benefits of cutting annual electric consumption by 15 percent.

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  • In Memoriam: Dr. Victor W. Sidel, PSR Founding Member

    Victor W. Sidel, MD, a visionary medical leader and founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), died on January 30, 2018 in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Dr. Sidel's 60 years of advocacy invigorated the American medical and public health communities for the cause of peace and nuclear disarmament. Dr. Sidel founded PSR in 1961.

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  • We can't prepare for nuclear war; we must prevent it.

    Outbursts from nuclear-armed leaders coupled with false missile alarms have elevated the salience of nuclear dangers. We need real remedies for this grave public health threat, not "duck-and-cover" methods of preparedness. Health professionals insist that prevention is the cure. We're channeling fears into viable policy solutions to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. Learn more about health leadership for nuclear disarmament.

  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark treaty that marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. The TPNW is a sign of progress showcasing agreement among the international community that nuclear weapons are illegitimate weapons of mass destruction that must be eliminated. The medical community played a leadership role in advocating for the TPNW as a public health solution to growing nuclear dangers.

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  • Natural Gas Health Impacts Symposium

    PSR is proud to have participated in "Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health," a high-powered conference in Boston that brought together university researchers, public health departments and concerned citizens. Watch Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb's overview presentation here, timestamp 11:10 - 46:05. Read more »

  • Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt

    Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    PSR and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units have just introduced the updated Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). This free web app offers evidenced-based information for clinicians to educate parents about how to reduce toxic exposures during well-child visits. Read more »

  • Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »

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WPSR Annual Dinner and Fundraiser

Join Washington PSR for a reception, a delicious meal, keynote address by David Korten, presentation of the 2018 Paul Beeson and Malcolm Peterson awards, and a live auction.

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