Thank you, PSR members!
Please enjoy our year end slideshow highlighting some of PSR’s work to affect change. We hope you see some reflection of yourself in all these images. You were there with us in spirit.
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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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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.
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
Groups Urge Legislature to Keep Fracking Out of Maryland
December 17, 2014
Press release CPSR, AHNE, FWW
Source: Chesapeake PSR
'Routine' planning hearing raises questions about L.A.'s oversight on oil drilling
November 24, 2014
"The purpose of a city, the primary purpose of a city, is to ensure that its residents are safe," says Angela Johnson Meszaros, a lawyer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is working with the drill site's neighborhood groups.
Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash
November 21, 2014
A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
Latest Blog Post
It's time to ban nuclear weapons.
Kami Veltri, MS-1
December 5, 2014
Four months ago, I was traveling across the Kazakh steppe by plane, train and bike with fellow students and young physicians from around the world. Two weeks ago, I was watching a 1987 documentary with fellow Washingtonians at our local Busboys and Poets, a community center for social transformation and delicious eats. Read more »
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Coal ash is toxic. Tell President Obama that protection from coal ash contamination has to be robust, mandatory and nationwide.
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