Particulate matter air pollution -- ranging from soot to microscopic particles invisible to the human eye -- contributes to the four leading causes of death in the United States. It is particularly dangerous to children, the unborn, and the elderly. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new rules to reduce particulate pollution. Read in our latest Environmental Health Policy Institute just what the threats to health are, and why PSR is urging EPA to take stronger steps than they are currently considering.Read more »
You might be. One-third of Americans live within 50 miles of a nuclear reactor. Check out our new mapping tool to see if you fall within an evacuation zone and are at risk.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) mandates that nuclear operators have plans for a 10-mile radius in the event of an accident. However, in the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis, the NRC recommended a 50-mile evacuation zone for Americans.
Eighteen chapter leaders gathered in Chicago last September for a dynamic two days of networking, strategizing and learning. Joined by national staff and meeting under the banner “Collaborating for a Stronger PSR,” the leaders focused on improving their recruitment of health professionals, building membership and tapping the talents of others in the network. The group welcomed several new faces, including two executive directors.Click Here
Coal's Assault on America's Health - Coal-fired power plants are the leading global warming culprit in the U.S., accounting for more than 30 percent of our nation's carbon dioxide emissions. They also are one of the nation's largest sources of air pollutants that damage cardiovascular and respiratory health.Read Entire Article »
PSR Executive Director Peter Wilk, MD writes on CNN.com that ratification of the New START Treaty can't wait any longer.Source: CNN
As we make the final push for ratification of New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), PSR is pleased with the work of our network keeping up a steady drum beat on this vital issue. The Bangor Daily News, a major Maine paper, ran an editorial on November 15 supporting ratification of New START. They wrote, "Further delaying the treaty is bad for the United States and the world. The Senate should ratify it."Source: Bangor Daily News
Dr. Lawrence S. Wittner writes on the reasons not to abandon the effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons.Source: History News Network
Tell Congress to approve a budget that pushes the Administration to make a bold reduction in our nuclear arsenal.
Write President Obama and your Members of Congress, telling them we need to invest in clean, safe, carbon-free fuels like solar, wind and geothermal.