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  • Toxics in Congress: No Green Light to Dangerous Chemicals

    PSR has written a letter urging the U.S. House of Representatives to strike down a bill that won’t adequately reduce exposure to toxic chemicals. The bill, called the Chemicals in Commerce Act (CICA), would favor large chemical companies to the detriment of the American people. Learn more about the bill's failures and its direct impact on the doctor-patient relationship.

  • How would you like your taxes spent?

    April 15 is Tax Day, but it is also the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). NBC reported, "The US spent more on defense in 2012 than did the countries with the next 10 highest defense budgets combined." PSR supports sensible cuts especially to the nuclear weapons budget. For more information on how to take action, how to determine the tax burden of nuclear weapons in your community, and on legislation PSR supports, click here.

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  • Humanitarian Impacts Forum in DC

    It was standing room only at the PSR-cosponsored forum exploring the Non Proliferation Treaty and the Humanitarian Impacts initiative, March 31 at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association served as moderator and assembled an impressive panel. The audience included representatives from non-governmental organizations, think tanks, the State Department, and a number of embassies, all there to learn more about this growing international disarmament initiative.

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  • New Series Focuses on Climate Change

    PSR hosted a press conference to give visibility to a wonderful new resource: the new Showtime series called Years of Living Dangerously. Because we all need to understand climate change and advocate for solutions, PSR urges everyone to organize house parties to view part 1 of this multi-part video "nonfiction thriller."

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Nuclear Weapons

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.

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Environment and Health

Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.

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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

  • Keeping the Lake Safe
    April 16, 2014

    A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • Budgets as Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life as We Know It
    April 11, 2014

    An op-ed by PSR Security Committee member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Common Dreams
  • Impact of smoky coal
    March 21, 2014

    PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.

    Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper

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4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner

Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.

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PSR Mourns an Exceptional Leader

Jeff Patterson, DO, was an indefatigable champion who served PSR and will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him. Read more »

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