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  • We can't prepare for nuclear war; we must prevent it.

    Outbursts from nuclear-armed leaders coupled with false missile alarms have elevated the salience of nuclear dangers. We need real remedies for this grave public health threat, not "duck-and-cover" methods of preparedness. Health professionals insist that prevention is the cure. We're channeling fears into viable policy solutions to stigmatize, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. Learn more about health leadership for nuclear disarmament.

  • Like Clean Air? Protect the Clean Power Plan

    The Clean Power Plan (CPP) is estimated to prevent 3,600 premature deaths and 90,000 asthma attacks in children per year by 2030. Unfortunately, the current EPA wants to eliminate it. The CPP would also hasten our transition to clean renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power. Tell the EPA that our health is more important than polluter profits to protect the CPP.

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  • PSR's Strategic Plan for 2018

    It's a new year, and PSR is launching powerful programs to prevent nuclear war, fight climate change, and transition our nation onto clean renewable energy sources. Our work builds on the exciting momentum generated last year: the adoption of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the movement among U.S. cities and states to commit to 100 percent renewable energy. Read on for an overview of the strong work that PSR will pursue in 2018.

  • Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is a landmark treaty that marks the beginning of the end of the nuclear age. The TPNW is a sign of progress showcasing agreement among the international community that nuclear weapons are illegitimate weapons of mass destruction that must be eliminated. The medical community played a leadership role in advocating for the TPNW as a public health solution to growing nuclear dangers.

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Latest News

  • A Seat at the Table
    February 1, 2018

    Letter to the editor from PSR Security Director Martin Fleck on the urgency and hope to be found in the movement to ban nuclear weapons.

    Source: Harper's Magazine
  • A Nuclear Plan in Dangerous Times
    January 21, 2018

    Letter to the editor from PSR's Dr. Bob Dodge, in response to a recent editorial.

    Source: The New York Times
  • Trump's EPA cuts are a threat to clean water
    January 11, 2018

    Op-ed by PSR member Dr. Janis Petzel.

    Source: Bangor Daily News

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  • PSR's Strategic Plan for 2018
    Posted by Martin Fleck and Barbara Gottlieb on January 10, 2018

    It's a new year, and PSR is launching powerful programs to prevent nuclear war, fight climate change, and transition our nation to clean renewable energy sources. Read more »
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Latest Resources

  • Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt

    Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »

  • Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

    PSR and the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units have just introduced the updated Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT). This free web app offers evidenced-based information for clinicians to educate parents about how to reduce toxic exposures during well-child visits. Read more »

  • Too Dirty, Too Dangerous

    PSR's report, Too Dirty, Too Dangerous: Why Health Professionals Reject Natural Gas, based on summaries of recent medical and scientific studies, clearly conveys the health threats that accompany use of methane as a fuel. Read more »

  • Ira Helfand in the Documentary 'Good Thinking'

    PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand is featured in the documentary 'Good Thinking', speaking about nuclear weapons. Watch a clip here. Read more »

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Natural Gas Infrastructure and Public Health: From Local to Global

One-day conference on the health impacts of gas infrastructure in your local communities, featuring speaker Barbara Gottlieb of PSR National. Co-sponsored by GBPSR. Jan. 30 in Boston.

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Fracking Resources

Learn about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on human health, communities, and the planet.
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