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PSR members Drs. Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts wrote this op-ed for the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.Source: Arizona Daily Star
A radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren and other local activists on the health impacts of coal pollution in Arizona.Source: KXCI
A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.Source: Arizona Daily Star
An op-ed by PSR Arizona's Drs. Raymond Graap and Schuyler Hilts.Source: Arizona Daily Star
Build new and fortify existing cross-cultural, community, and governmental partnerships to educate and engage community action to address the anticipated public health impacts of climate change in the Southwest, September 20-21.
This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.Source: CBN
PSR Board President Dr. Andy Kanter comments on emergency preparedness in natural disasters and the added risk from nuclear reactors.Source: Tucson Sentinal
An op-ed by PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren.Source: Arizona Daily Star
A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.Source: WITF
PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.Source: NBC News
Three PSR Arizona members have served on the City of Tucson's Climate Change Advisory Committee over the past three years, representing Physicians for Social Responsibility as well as their academic and administrative roles.
A New York Times editorial links to a letter to the president signed by PSR and other groups, calling on the EPA to take action under the Clean Air Act to prevent disasters at chemical plants.Source: The New York Times
An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand on the danger of nuclear famine.Source: CNN
"Scientific evidence is exhaustive, yet the flame retardant industry continues to deceive the public and policymakers," says Martha Dina Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA.Source: Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety
Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR on the health impacts of coal export.Source: The Oregonian
The groups, which include the Arizona PSR, Clean Air Task Force, 350.org and the Sierra Club, called on TEP to switch solely to cleaner-burning natural gas at Sundt.Source: Arizona Daily Star
A brief in support of the newspapers was filed on behalf of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility, and other groups.Source: Business Week
PSR Arizona Chapter President, Dr. Barbara Warren, describes the expensive cost to retain obsolete nuclear weapons: "We do not need nor can we afford to waste hundreds of billions of tax dollars on obsolete Cold War nuclear weapons systems that are ill-suited to meeting U.S. security needs in the 21st century."
Dr. Barbara Warren on the public health dangers of nuclear power.Source: Tucson Citizen
Arizona PSR participated in actions to encourage the EPA to pass more stringent mercury emmissions controls for industries such as coal plants, waste management of coal burning, and others. This article includes a statement from Arizona PSR on the good news of the EPA ruling.