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  • 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.

  • 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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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