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  • Pennsylvania Medical Society Calls for Moratorium on Fracking

    The Pennsylvania Medical Society has passed a resolution, introduced by Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Philadelphia, calling for a statewide moratorium on new shale gas extraction, or fracking. The resolution urges the state to fund an independent registry of fracking-related health incidents and to commission research studies on fracking’s health effects. Pennsylvania has been called the ground-zero of fracking.

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  • Everyday chemicals cost us billions

    Hormone-disrupting chemicals cost the U.S. $340 billion annually in health care expenses and lost wages. These chemicals can be found in electronics, car seats, makeup and food packaging among other consumer products. Learn more about hormone disruptors and tips to reduce exposure here.

  • PSR/NY opposes natural gas pipeline next to nuclear power plant

    On a recent tour hosted by PSR/NY, health care professionals and emergency planners had a first-hand look at the dangerous siting of the Spectra AIM gas pipeline only 105 feet from the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant. The threat of pipeline rupture to the integrity of the plant poses enormous health risks. PSR/NY is asking construction of the pipeline be halted immediately.

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  • PSR citizen-lobbyists push for ban treaty at the UN

    On October 17, PSR's delegation to the UN First Committee​ arrived at UN headquarters in New York​. From left: Claire Drake, David Drake, DO​; Martin Fleck; Ira Helfand, MD; Clay Whitehead MD. Not pictured: Shannon Gearhart, MD; Alfred Meyer; and Cathey Falvo, MD. The delegation traveled to the UN to work with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), educating diplomats from many nations to cosponsor the resolution supporting negotiations toward a nuclear weapons ban treaty to commence in 2017.

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Speaking Tour: Heat Advisory

PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood visits Chicago on Oct. 27 to highlight the health effects of climate change and speak about his new book, Heat Advisory.

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