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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Ira Helfand, MD

Ira Helfand worked for many years as an emergency room physician and now practices internal medicine at an urgent care center in Springfield, MA. He is a Past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility and is currently the North American Vice President of our global federation, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  Dr. Helfand is one of PSR’s leading spokespeople on the dangers of nuclear war and climate change, bringing the health message to the public debate about these issues.


Radiation's Risk to Public Health, October 31, 2012