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.Read more »
TV segment with Dr. Andy Kanter about PSR's new, updated report on nuclear famine, "Two Billion at Risk."Watch the video here »
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.Read more »
In March, countries from around the world will gather at the U.N. to negotiate a potentially historic Arms Trade Treaty. This is a unique opportunity for us to push for the type of international standards that would begin to protect innocents from an unregulated global arms trade. Every year, 12 billion bullets are produced and the devastation that they create must stop. Join PSR and push our government to support a robust Arms Trade Treaty.Take Action »
Toxics and global warming create pervasive threats to health. PSR responds via chemical policy reform, climate policy advocacy, practitioner education, and “Code Black,” a campaign to reduce pollution and global warming.More on Environment and Health »
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.More on Nuclear Weapons »
The Safe Energy program focuses on protecting public health, taxpayer dollars, and national security by preventing the construction of expensive, dirty, and dangerous new nuclear reactors.More on Safe Energy »
PSR Hudson-Mohawk and other groups called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a moratorium on fracking in the state, citing health concerns.Source: UPI
Part 2 of a radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Andy Kanter, focusing on climate change and sea level rise.Source: WHQR
Radio interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Andy Kanter, discussing the humanitarian consequences of nuclear war.Source: WHQR
In conjunction with the NYC People’s Climate March and the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 in September, nuclear experts and activists will speak about issues associated with nuclear power.
Join PSR at the largest climate march in history.
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
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.
Please tell your representative and senators to resist Congressional meddling with crucial negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »
On the UN General Assembly's 4th International Day Against Nuclear Testing, Dr. Kanter presented the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and called for a treaty banning nuclear weapons followed by their total elimination. Read more »