- Nuclear Power
- Environmental Health
- Healthy Food
You are cordially invited to join Oregon PSR for Particles on the Wall, a multi-disciplinary exhibit combining visual and literary arts, science, and historical memorabilia to explore the lasting social impacts of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the nuclear age.
Oregon and Washington PSR have commissioned the noted economist to study the true costs of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant at Hanford.
In this issue are articles on our very successful Voice of Medicine event with Senator Jeff Merkley, our efforts to close down the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant and encourage the use of the precautionary principle on proposed coal exports, updates from our newly named Healthy Food Program, an invitation to join us for our Hanford-themed Particles on the Wall art and literature exhibition, and more.
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility (Oregon PSR) works to eliminate the gravest threats to human health and survival and to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for all. We work at the local, state, national and international levels to abolish nuclear weapons, stop the toxic degredation of our environment, guarantee safe and sustainable foods, and slow, stop and reverse the effects of global warming by bringing a unique medical, public health and scientific perspective to these threats. We welcome concerned members of the community who share our mission and goals to join us.
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 toxicants in the environment every day, through eating, drinking, inhaling, or absorbing them. More than 4 billion pounds of Toxic Release Inventory chemicals were emitted in 2006 in the United States, with nearly 10 million pounds emitted in Oregon.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 »
Energy Foundation will match your donation up to $8000 to our campaign to prevent coal exports through the Pacific Northwest.
Oregon PSR responds to news of Kinder Morgan decision to cease plans to site a coal export facility at Port Westward (St. Helens) in Columbia County, Oregon
Oregon PSR Environmental Health Working Group Chair Dr. Susan Katz discusses new research on obesogens, the class of chemicals that can promote obesity.Source: Huffington Post
Make Your Voice Heard - Invitation to Salem Community Forum: Toxic chemicals have been found in thousands of children’s products. This spring, Oregon will decide whether to take action. Join us for a community forum on toxics in everyday products.
Learn the latest from leading watchdog groups about Hanford issues and how you can make a difference at the closing event for the Particles on the Wall exhibit.
Join us in building a healthy environment and promoting sensible security policies. Make a donation to Oregon PSR today
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 »
Newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »