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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.

  • DC Heeds Health Voice for Clean Power Standard

    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.

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  • DC Metro "Gears Up" for the NPT

    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.

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  • Nuclear Weapons

    The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing:  nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat.

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Latest News & Events

  • Dr. Ira Helfand Interview by Dr. Khalid
    April 27, 2014

    Programe MUFAHMAT for Global TV Washington DC

    Source: Global TV
  • The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT): A public health imperative
    November 21, 2013

    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 Global Threat of Fukushima
    October 25, 2013

    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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