Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Please promote nuclear disarmament: help publicize PSR’s new Nuclear Famine report by writing a letter to your local paper.
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
Dr. Andy Harris of Oregon PSR on the health impacts of coal export.Source: The Oregonian
"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
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.
Regulatory, scientific and health experts agree: The “3/11” Fukushima reactor disaster is still ongoing six month later … and some major lessons are in danger of going unheeded.
A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.Source: News 13
Do you know where your electricity comes from? In Tucson, a lot of people don’t really know if you ask them. Actually, the power grid draws electricity from a lot of places. But our own power plant is right here in the South side of our City and it burns coal (in addition to natural gas) to produce electricity. In fact, more than 40% of the electricity in the United States comes from burning coal.Source: Tuscon Citizen
10 Minute presentation for public Access TV on the human halth effects of coal burning waste and emissionsSource: Access Tucson