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.Read more »
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.
Dr. Lise Van Susteren provided health testimony for PSR at the DC City Council last month. She related stories of the climate change impacts on the health and mental health of her patients. As a result of a strong coalition of voices and Council leadership, they passed a clean power standard surpassing most states.Read more »
On Sunday, April 19th, Dr. Mohammad Khalid from PSR's DC Metro chapter welcomed Bike for Peace and Mayors for Peace with a reception for PSR members and guests. Dr. Thore Vestby, Mayor of Frogn, Norway and Svein Jerstad, Mayor of Kvinesdal Norway, both received gifts. Meetings were held with Senator Markey (D-MA) and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser requesting them to support disarmament. Afterward, they biked from DC to New York City along with Kansas City PSR leader, Ann Suellentrop, RN and Tore Nærland, co-founder of Bike for Peace, for the 2015 NPT Review Conference.Read more »
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This article, by PSR and IPPNW leaders, was published in the international Journal of Public Health Policy. It lays out why an International Code of Conduct on arms trade is important to health -- and how you can help change history.Source: Journal of Public Health Policy
The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.Source: CounterPunch
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Mohammad A Khalid, DC Metro PSR; Aminah Hoti, an interfaith scholar from Cambridge University; and Sarah Peck, Director of US-Pakistan woman council. Read more »
The newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »