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  • July 7, 2010
    Toxic Chemical Lobby: Exclusive Leaked Footage

    Watch the wacky video created by the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition to galvanize public support for Congressional action, and have fun with a pretty serious issue. The characters you will meet in the video are cartoons, but the plot is ripped straight from the headlines.

    Source: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
  • July 1, 2010
    Gulf Oil Spill Response

    As crude oil gushes into the Gulf at an alarming rate, cleanup efforts are lagging behind. The ecosystems, economies, and health of the population of the Gulf Coast region are being threatened by this disaster. It is time to take a stand against our dependence on fossil fuels. Write a letter to your local representatives or to President Obama and urge them to pursue legislation that will put us on track to a cleaner energy future!

  • June 24, 2010
    State Deal with Washington Coal Plant a "Huge Disappointment"

    Dr. Steven Gilbert of Washington PSR discusses the health effects of mercury emissions from coal plants.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • June 24, 2010
    EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans

    The Environmental Protection Agency will rewrite its policy on testing pesticides on humans after a settlement with environmental groups including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: Environment News Service
  • June 24, 2010
    Did the Nuclear Industry and Politicians Learn Anything from the BP Oil Spill?

    This article quotes PSR on the dangers of deregulating nuclear reactors, as proposed in the American Power Act.

    Source: CleanTechnica
  • June 22, 2010
    Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy

    Chicago PSR president Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes on the health effects of climate change and the need for a green energy economy.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • June 15, 2010
    Do your allergies seem to get worse each year?

    Dr. James Jones of Harrisburg PSR explains how air pollution has worsened allergies.

    Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
  • June 11, 2010
    The Defeat of Senator Murkowski's Dirty Air Act represents a big win for safeguarding public health

    The U.S. Senate defeated, 47 – 53, the Murkowski Dirty Air Act resolution, which would have tied the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) hands to control carbon pollution. By rejecting this resolution, the majority of the Senate voted to base U.S. climate policy on the burgeoning scientific evidence that climate change is underway, that human activity is a major driver of carbon pollution, and that urgent action is needed to protect human health and the environment.

  • June 7, 2010
    "First Do No Harm: Environmental Responsibility in the NICU"

    The Vermont Oxford Network just released a new eBook with contribution by longtime WPSR supporter and former staffer, Nancy Dickeman.

  • June 3, 2010
    Farm Worker Health Act Passed by Calif. State Assembly

    The measure, cosponsored by PSR Los Angeles, will reduce pesticide poisoning in California by streamlining the tracking of pesticide usage and worker pesticide exposure by state officials.

    Source: California Newswire
  • May 27, 2010
    Colorado's big carbon spill

    An opinion piece on a Colorado coal plant cites PSR's recent "Coal's Assault on America's Health" report.

    Source: Daily Camera
  • May 20, 2010
    New study links pesticides to ADHD

    PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses the effects of pesticides on the brain.

    Source: WIVB
  • May 18, 2010
    PSR Statement on Climate and Energy Legislation Recently Released by Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman

    The long awaited climate bill seeks to address the grave threat to human health posed by climate change. Significant concerns still must be addressed to make this the solution we need.

  • May 14, 2010
    Minimizing Waste, Opposing Incineration, Promoting Sustainability

    Full article of Minimizing Waste, Opposing Incineration, Promoting Sustainability by Joseph Miller, PhD from Spring 2010 Folded Crane

  • May 14, 2010
    Environmental Health Risks: Not Just Cancer

    PSR's Environment & Health Director Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood discusses the risk of cancer from environmental toxins.

    Source: Public News Service
  • May 11, 2010
    Loaded With Chemicals

    These remarks were delivered by Donna Yancey, RN, member of the Washington chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility at National Nurses Week, May 11, 2010. Ms. Yancey retired from Seattle Children’s Hospital as a nurse and has worked in the health care field for 45 years.

  • May 6, 2010
    Students to UI: Stop burning coal

    Student PSR and other groups at the University of Iowa are urging the school to stop burning coal at the campus power plant.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • May 6, 2010
    New Alarm Bells about Chemicals and Cancer

    The President’s Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.

    Source: New York Times
  • May 6, 2010
    Declaration of Clean Energy Independence: We Need a Road Map to a Coal Free Future

    The Physicians for Social Responsibility recently found that coal "contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S. and is responsible for increasing the incidence of major diseases."

    Source: Huffington Post
  • April 28, 2010
    Recommitting to a Nuclear-Free World: An Evening with Helen Caldicott, MD

    On March 25, WPSR members, new supporters, and old friends came together to meet with renowned nuclear weapons abolitionist and PSR Co-Founder Helen Caldicott, MD.

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