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  • Historic ban treaty victory at the UN

    On October 27, the world took a giant step toward true nuclear disarmament. In a stunning victory for PSR and our international affiliates IPPNW and ICAN, the UN First Committee adopted resolution L.41 by a vote of 123 nations in favor, 38 opposed (including, unfortunately, the United States) and 16 abstentions. As a result, negotiations will begin in 2017 toward a nuclear weapons ban treaty.

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  • Everyday chemicals cost us billions

    Hormone-disrupting chemicals cost the U.S. $340 billion annually in health care expenses and lost wages. These chemicals can be found in electronics, car seats, makeup and food packaging among other consumer products. Learn more about hormone disruptors and tips to reduce exposure here.

  • Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: A Health Care Perspective

    Join PSR at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston on October 15th for this 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. Learn the ways that health professionals can take action. Speakers include Bill McKibben, Dr. Ira Helfand, and Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

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  • PSR calls on President Obama: Expand renewable energy, energy efficiency

    With states across the nation assessing how to implement the Clean Power Plan, PSR calls on President Obama to recommend: Reduce carbon pollution by replacing coal with clean, renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, along with energy efficiency. These health- and climate-protective approaches should be selected over natural gas and nuclear power. Are you a health professional? Add your name to our sign-on letter.

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Greater Boston PSR was one of the first chapters of PSR, an organization known as "the active conscience of the medical community."

For nearly 50 years, GBPSR has been working to prevent the use and proliferation of nuclear weapons, and address the health effects of militarism. We have become a national leader on environmental health issues, producing seminal reports, continuing medical education courses, and clinical tools. About GBPSR »


Ask the Researcher Forum is a valuable, interactive environmental health resource tool developed by the Boston University Superfund Research Program and Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility to help bring "research to real life" by allowing readers to pose questions and have them answered by four expert researchers involved in the BUSRP.


Environmental Contaminants Impact Bone Formation and the Immune System

Human skeletonRead Boston University School of Medicine MD/PhD Candidate Amelia Hass' From Research to Real Life series article, Make No Bones About It: Environmental Contaminants Impact Bone Formation and the Immune System, and find out more!

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PO Box 470563
Brookline, Massachusetts 02447
(617) 277-3476