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  • 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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  • Devastating hurricanes: How do we protect ourselves?

    As Texas, Florida and the Caribbean catch their breath from two devastating hurricanes in succession, relief and recovery is the order of the day. At the same time, we as a society need to look ahead. How do we reduce the likelihood of more such devastating storms? The answer is: address the underlying cause, which is climate change.

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  • PSR testifies in support of banning toxic flame retardants

    On September 14th a diverse coalition of organizations called on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban harmful organohalogen flame retardants in children's products, furniture, mattresses and electronic casings. Read PSR's testimony on the public health threats, particularly to children, of these toxic chemicals.

  • Nine states agree to strengthen regional CO2 cap-and-invest program

    The need to reduce CO2 emissions and slow the impacts of climate change is clear. States in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic took a good first step toward a healthier and more just energy future for all communities in the region by strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The nine RGGI states seek to extend the CO2 pollution cap to 2030 with a 30% reduction from 2020 levels. Learn more about RGGI »

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  • Reject legislation that will harm our environment
    September 21, 2017

    Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Alan Peterson on several proposed state bills in Pennsylvania that would expand fracking and weaken coal pollution regulations at the expense of public health.

    Source: Lancaster Online
  • Drop 'fire and fury' threat
    September 13, 2017

    Letter to the editor on the human costs of nuclear war by PSR member Dr. John Reuwer.

    Source: Burlington Free Press
  • The Long Road to Recovery
    September 13, 2017

    Consequences of nuclear weapons production go beyond the blast. Essay by PSR Executive Direct Jeff Carter.

    Source: Ink Stick Media

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S A V E   T H E   D A T E
Thursday, November 9th

to honor
the UN Treaty on the
Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

PSR Board Member
Ira Helfand, MD

at the Mexican Cultural Institute
Washington, DC

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Together we reached our
New Leadership Campaign goal.

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Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: An Agenda for Action

A one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Hadley, MA.

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