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Read about our efforts to prevent dangerous oil shipment and storage in our region, shut down the Northwest’s last commercial nuclear power plant, support the transition from coal to clean energy, and much more.
We appreciate everyone who joined us in celebating a new generation of peace activists at our 2015 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony!
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.
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 »
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 »
The destabilization of Earth’s climate is a grave threat to human health. Advocating for a life-sustaining planet, Oregon PSR works for a rapid transition to a highly efficient, low-carbon society which will provide direct improvements to public health.More on Healthy Climate »
NRC requires proof from Energy Northwest that Hanford nuclear plant is safe from earthquakes Watchdog groups say reactors not licensed for stronger quakes must be shut down, file petition with Nuclear Regulatory Commission to order crack fixed in 32 year old Columbia Generating Station nuclear plant’s reactor vessel
Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals called on Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Oregon Governor Kate Brown to deny permits for proposed new and expanded oil-by-rail facilities.
If Pembina brings this project to the Portland City Council for a vote, it will lose the vote in the face of fierce opposition from a powerful coalition working to protect the health of our climate and communities.
Join us for the Grand Rounds presentation by PSR Executive Director Catherine Thomasson, MD as she brings us up to date on the Lancet Commission Report Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health.
On Thursday, July 30th, Oregon PSR will be joining a public tour of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Washington, and we have a few spots still available.
A memorial to the lives lost in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a chance for YOU to get involved in creating a future free of nuclear weapons.
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A fact sheet on the health effects of airborne particulates, from Oregon PSR. Read more »
A fact sheet on the health effects of PCBs, from Oregon PSR. Read more »