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  • Giant Leaps Forward to Protect Communities from Toxic Power Plant Pollution
    Posted by Kristen Welker-Hood, ScD, MSN, RN and Tony Craddock, Jr., Environmental Health Intern on March 18, 2011

    The signing of the proposed Mercury & Air Toxic Standard is a long overdue victory for American public health. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson articulated that this is the initiation of an effort that will, “Save lives, prevent illnesses, and provide economic opportunities.” Read more »

  • Coal’s Unpaid Bills: $345 Billion Annually
    Posted by Barbara Gottlieb on March 2, 2011

    A recent report estimates that coal’s impacts – including its effects on health and the damage in inflicts on the environment -- cost the U.S. about $345 billion annually. According to the report, a full rendering of coal’s costs would double to triple the price of coal-generated electricity. Read more »

  • Food Essays Posted on Environmental Health Policy Institute
    Posted by Molly Rauch, MPH on February 28, 2011

    Last week we posted essays to the Environmental Health Policy Institute addressing the question: “How does our food production system drive our exposure to toxic chemicals?” Read more »

  • Wealth and Health
    Posted by Martin Donohue, MD FACP on February 28, 2011

    My name is Martin Donohoe and I practice internal medicine, teach courses in public health, medical humanities, and women’s rights, and work with a number of activist groups on issues relevant to universal health care, food safety, and environmental preservation. Read more »

  • A week at the United States Institute of Peace: New perspectives and old dilemmas
    Posted by Eline van Schaik on February 22, 2011

    Thanks to the commitment of PSR’s Security Program to the professional development of its staff, I was able to attend a week-long course at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Read more »

  • Citizen's movement pushes Reagan towards nuclear disarmament
    Posted by Tad Daley on February 17, 2011

    As Ronald Reagan is lionized this month to commemorate the centennial of his birth, it ought to be recalled that Reagan's presidency brought America and the world to the brink of infinite peril. President Reagan's nuclear buildup and nuclear saber-rattling so increased the temperatures inside the pressure cooker of the Cold War that it seemed likely to blow its lid at any moment - splattering everyone standing in the kitchen of Planet Earth. Read more »

  • Our colleagues at Medact (IPPNW UK) on urgent next steps
    Posted by Liz Waterston, International Councillor, Medact on February 14, 2011

    The health, welfare and very survival of societies and people throughout the world, including those not possessing nuclear armaments or involved in nuclear strategies, continue to be threatened by the existence of nuclear arsenals. Read more »

  • One Little Boy with Asthma
    Posted by Molly Rauch, MPH on February 10, 2011

    Last week, in a small Senate hearing room packed standing-room-only with spectators, Senator Lautenberg of New Jersey opened a session on reforming the outdated, 36-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA, or “Tosca”). Read more »

  • WATCH WHAT YOU EAT: The Health Effects of America’s Corporate Controlled Food Industry
    Posted by Marie Kim and April Avant on February 9, 2011

    With the corporate takeover of our nation’s food system, eating a meal has never been so controversial. Few consumers realize the growing offenses to worker’s rights, environmental sustainability, and public health that factory farming inflicts on our world. Read more »
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  • Arabs are doing big things
    Posted by Ashish Sinha on February 1, 2011

    What is happening now in North Africa and the Middle East should give people in the region and around the world a reason to hope. Read more »
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  • New Toxics Resource: Dr. Denison on “The State of TSCA Reform”
    Posted by Molly Rauch, MPH on January 31, 2011

    Last Wednesday more than 60 people joined us for the first in a series of Confronting Toxics webinars – this one was about the role of the healthcare professional in federal chemicals policy. We were lucky to have Richard Denison, PhD, Senior Scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, as well as Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Director of the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition, as presenters. Read more »

  • State of the Union Response - Please Comment
    Posted by David Hart on January 26, 2011

    PSR was pleased to hear the President of the United States celebrate the ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in his State of the Union address. He said, "Because Republicans and Democrats approved the New START Treaty, far fewer nuclear weapons and launchers will be deployed. Because we rallied the world, nuclear materials are being locked down on every continent." Read more »
    5 comment(s)

  • AIR SCARE: What Are We Breathing?
    Posted by Marie Kim on January 19, 2011

    The air we breathe fills a fundamental requirement for our survival, and yet, we continually fail to preserve the quality of this most valuable resource. Read more »

  • 50 years after President Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex: Military spending in the spotlight again
    Posted by Eline van Schaik on January 14, 2011

    On January 17th, 50 years ago, President Eisenhower coined the now world-famous term ‘the military-industrial complex’ in his farewell speech. He warned the nation of the powers within this complex and their influence on policy-making. Read more »

  • Is a World Without Nuclear Weapons Possible ?
    Posted by Paul Deaton on January 6, 2011

    A discussion of nuclear disarmament necessarily begins in the context of the nuclear explosions at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These unilateral, wartime acts of the United States resulted in a movement against atomic weapons that took shape in dozens of countries around the world and involved hundreds of thousands of people. Read more »
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  • The importance of New START and a larger movement
    Posted by Paul Deaton on December 15, 2010

    If you are reading the Physicians for Social Responsibility Nuclear Weapons Blog, you may be familiar with our hope to ratify the New START Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation. Thank you for your support and for what you have already done to support efforts to get the treaty ratified. Read more »

  • What is the true ultimate nightmare ?
    Posted by Thomas B. Newman, MD, MPH on December 7, 2010

    PSR Board Member Thomas B. Newman responds to an Op Ed by Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, "The Irrelevance of New Start" Read more »

  • Battle of the Bands
    Posted on December 1, 2010

    Our student chapter in Philadelphia put down Rock band and rocked it out at World Cafe Live November 16, 2010. Read more »

  • Why is chemical policy reform so hard to pass? The real priority of the chemical industry
    Posted by Molly Rauch, MPH on November 19, 2010

    Federal chemical policy reform is a health imperative. In this Congress, reform bills were introduced in the Senate and the House addressing some of the most overt failures of our federal chemicals management system. Those bills never made it out of committee. Why didn’t these health-protective bills ever come up for a vote? Did Congress just run out of legislative energy and momentum after the healthcare reform marathon, and the debacle of a failed climate and energy bill? Read more »
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  • Advocating for New START
    Posted by Eline van Schaik on November 11, 2010

    On Oct. 17th & 18th, the White House Project, an organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors up to the U.S presidency, organized a 2-day summit on Women & Nuclear Security. I attended on behalf of our security program at PSR. Valerie Plame-Wilson, the ex-CIA agent played by Naomi Watts in the new movie Fair Game, opened the conference with an inspiring keynote speech, making many points relevant to PSR’s work. Read more »

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