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  • PSR to EPA: Protect health, slash carbon emissions

    Climate change is one of the greatest threats to health in the 21st century, making it urgent that we slash carbon emissions. The EPA's proposed rule to limit carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants gives us an opportunity to do just that. Barbara Gottlieb, PSR's Director of Environment and Health, testified before the EPA, calling on them to pass a strong rule.

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  • PSR Takes Action against Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products

    You don’t know what toxic chemicals lurk in the products you buy. Manufacturers won't tell you, and the government doesn't require disclosure.  So PSR is joining with allies across the country, calling on major retailers to identify voluntarily whether the products they sell contain specified hazardous chemicals. If they do, we're asking the store to develop a plan to remove them.

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  • Grand Rounds on Nuclear Weapons

    PSR's Dr. John Pastore (right) recently spoke at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston on on nuclear weapons abolition and nuclear famine. The grand rounds presentation was sponsored by Greater Boston PSR.

  • PSR Leaders Meet in Hiroshima, Japan

    An impressive delegation of PSR leaders were recently in Japan representing YOU at important meetings where organizers from around the globe gathered to build a diverse movement for nuclear weapons abolition. Follow their journey by reading our delegation’s personal and political reflections in our new blog series. Join the conversation by adding your voice to their stories.

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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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  • Take action on Nuclear Abolition Day

    Celebrate Nuclear Abolition Day by contacting Secretary of State John Kerry.

  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

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Cornelia Van Der Ziel, MD
PO Box 470563
Brookline, Massachusetts 02447
(617) 277-3476