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 »
PSR chapter leaders gathered in Tampa, Florida in early February for two days of learning, sharing best practices and planning for 2013. The annual gathering brought together more than 40 leaders ranging from first year medical students to 25 plus-year members. Sessions on fundraising, administrative effectiveness, online outreach and capacity building were featured and running through the sessions was an emphasis on collaborative partnerships. The conference was hosted by PSR/Florida's Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano Dunn.See photos »
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 »
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
This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.Source: CBN
An expert panel featuring PSR's Dr. Andy Kanter addresses the public health impacts of the Fukushima disaster and the potential for future nuclear accidents.
Make a difference in the challenge to confront global warming and prevent nuclear war and the development and use of nuclear weapons.
Tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. It poses too great a threat to survival and health.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing medical crisis. Join us in asking the FDA to strengthen its rule to curb antibiotic use in animal agriculture.
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 »