July 1, 2016
Western North Carolina circa 2016 - the heat is on
Op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR member Brita Larsen Clark.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
June 29, 2016
Our Future is in Green Energy Not Aging, Costly Nuclear Plants
Washington state’s nuclear power plant — WPPSS 2 — is a relic of an energy plan begun in the 1960s and built with technology from the 1970s. It is an 8-Track tape player in an iPad world.
Source: The Seattle Times
June 23, 2016
A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
This editorial mentions PSR's position that the new TSCA reform law doesn't go far enough to protect public health.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer
June 22, 2016
TSCA Reform: These Toxic Chemicals Are Still Allowed Under The EPA’s Chemicals Law
Physicians for Social Responsibility said that while the updated law is better than the original, the reforms don’t do enough to ensure EPA has sufficient funding or staffing power to review potentially toxic chemicals.
Source: International Business Times
June 21, 2016
Climate Change Is the Nation's Biggest Health Crisis. Why Aren't We Committed to Finding a Cure?
An op-ed by PSR activist Richard Clapp.
June 20, 2016
Security News & Views ~ June 2016 Edition
Here are this month's top 11 news articles, media hits and opinion pieces to keep you informed about what's happening in the nuclear disarmament movement.
June 16, 2016
Seattle City Council Passes Resolution for a Safer, Cleaner Energy Future
The City of Seattle has passed Resolution 31667 supporting clean and safe electricity production and opposing the use of fossil fuels and new nuclear energy.
June 15, 2016
Groups Call For Maine Grocers to Eliminate BPA in Food Packaging
PSR Maine member Dr Jeff Saffer underscores health risks of BPA
Source: Maine Public Radio
June 14, 2016
Portland City, County Leaders Call On Governor To Help Stop Oil Trains
Leaders from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Columbia River tribes speak out in opposition to oil trains and the proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.
June 13, 2016
The Infuriating Reason Why Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Household Products
By and large, the update doesn't do enough to keep toxic chemicals out of everyday products, according to a statement released by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy group.
Source: Mother Jones
June 10, 2016
Will Congress protect big industry instead of the public's health?
An op-ed on ozone from Laurel Hamilton, PSR-LA health ambassador.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
June 8, 2016
EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
June 8, 2016
HealthWater EPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year
"Clean water is essential for health," Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, said. "Just like lead, radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health."
June 6, 2016
Hood River Community Gathers To Protest Oil Transport By Rail
Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Program Director Regna Merritt explains the health effects of diesel particulate matter.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
June 2, 2016
Healthcare publishes paper by WPSR board member on paid parental leave
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka and Adam Burtle authored the academic paper, which highlights the link between population health and paid parental leave.
June 1, 2016
Seattle council measure seeks alternatives to nuclear power
First in the region to have closure of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant as a goal
May 27, 2016
We can fix toxic landscape we've made for children
Op-ed by Western North Carolina's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
May 25, 2016
Extreme lead found at El Paso state home
"Very high exposure can lead to death," said Anjum Hanafi, executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility. "This is a very, very serious public health threat."
Source: El Paso Times
May 24, 2016
Maine Voices: At Hiroshima, Obama should begin leading world back from the brink
Source: Portland Press Herald