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Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival by striving to end the nuclear threat, advance environmental health, protect our climate and promote peace.
With your support, Oregon PSR continues to grow in both the scope and the depth of our work. You can find out more in this electronic edition of our newsletter, The Folded Crane.
Thanks so much to everyone who supported and attended our 2014 commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On August 18th, the Oregon Department of State Lands denied a key permit to Ambre Energy, the corporation that proposes to export over 8 million tons of coal each year by transporting it through Oregon and the Columbia Gorge.
Oregon PSR works to end the threat of nuclear weapons, educate about the health effects of war and encourage young people to consider their role in creating a peaceful future through our peace writing contest.More on Peace »
We are exposed to environmental toxicants every day; in our food, water, the air we breathe, and the personal care products we absorb through our skin. For some of these chemicals, such as lead and mercury, there is no known threshold of "safe" exposure, while for others we lack even basic information about risks of exposure.More on Environmental Health »
The Oregon Health Care Without Harm Program works with Oregon healthcare facilities on sustainability and greening of buildings and operations. Program areas include sustainable food systems, clinical advocacy and sustainable hospitals.More on Healthy Food Program »
Current goals for the Washington and Oregon PSR Joint Nuclear Power Task Force include closing the Columbia Generating Station, the Northwest's only remaining nuclear power plant, and blocking construction of new nuclear power plants in our region.More on Nuclear Power »
Oregon PSR is working to prevent the state of Oregon from promoting or facilitating any coal export infrastructure or related transportation in our state. We understand the significant risks to human health posed by these massive proposed coal shipments across our state and through our communities.More on Coal's Assault on Human Health »
Oregon PSR opposes adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States, and urges our congressional delegation to oppose the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 and any other similar fast track legislation for the TPP.
Oregon PSR and Health Care Without Harm are teaming up with Food & Water Watch to press Congress to act on critical legislation that would address the routine/sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in raising food animals.
Decision deals another heavy blow to coal exports in state, continuing a regional trend.
This training on how transportation and land use decisions can increase physical activity is intended for clinicians currently practicing in direct patient care settings.
The planning committee for the 7th Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference (April 17th in Portland) is now accepting abstracts for presentations addressing current and emerging issues in the field of environmental health.
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A fact sheet on the health effects of PCBs, from Oregon PSR. Read more »
A fact sheet on the health impacts of mercury and its contribution to neurodevelopment disorders, from Oregon PSR. Read more »