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  • 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.

  • April 28, 2010
    EPA to review polluted sites for cleanup

    The Sierra Club environmental group and Physicians for Social Responsibility asked the EPA to reinvestigate the complex earlier this month after reports of employee illnesses possibly linked to pollution. Dr. Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, called the reassessment a "step towards healing this wrong."

    Source: Jefferson City News Tribune
  • April 26, 2010
    Coal, a Silent Killer

    An interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on coal's effect on health and the recent "Coal's Assault on Human Health" report, which he authored.

    Source: Tierramérica
  • April 26, 2010
    EPA to reconsider superfund designation for Bannister site

    The EPA will reconsider the status of a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri, after pressure from PSR and Sierra Club to put the site on the Superfund National Priorities List.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • April 26, 2010
    How Bad Is It? Toxin Hunt OK'd in KC (Audio)

    Ann Suellentrop of Kansas City PSR discusses the toxic waste at a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri, which the EPA has now agreed to investigate.

    Source: KCUR
  • April 23, 2010
    US Expert In Chile Addresses Negative Health Effects Of Coal-Based Energy

    Greenpeace-Chile has invited Dr. Alan Lockwood to present a recently released report from the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility about the negative health effects of coal-based energy.

    Source: Santiago Times
  • April 22, 2010
    PSR Board President Conveys Message to the White House: Protect the Clean Air Act

    PSR Board President Jeff Patterson, DO, carried a strong health message to the White House today about the need for action on climate change to protect the health of all Americans. Attending the President’s Earth Day reception, Dr. Patterson stated that “The health of Americans requires that we reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the safest, most immediate way possible.”

  • April 22, 2010
    A reminder

    A letter to the editor on Earth Day quotes PSR's recent "Coal's Assault on Human Health" report.

    Source: Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
  • April 21, 2010
    PSR Supports Newly Introduced Safe Chemicals Act, Seeks Improvement before Enactment

    Physicians for Social Responsibility supports the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010,” introduced last week by Senator Lautenberg and Congressmen Waxman and Rush. The long-awaited, landmark legislation would overhaul the way the federal government protects the public from toxic chemicals.

  • April 21, 2010
    Former Bannister workers and families tell of deadly diseases

    PSR and Sierra Club are urging the EPA to investigate pollution from a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • April 20, 2010
    From meatloaf to less meat: Bay Area hospitals start serving the healthy food they promote (Audio)

    Lena Brook of San Francisco Bay Area PSR discusses the health and environmental benefits of bringing healthier foods into hospitals.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
  • April 18, 2010
    Allergies another unfortunate result of climate change

    PSR's Dr. James Plumb explains how air pollution and heat waves impact human health.

    Source: Hazleton Standard-Speaker (Pennsylvania)
  • April 16, 2010
    Lawmakers Seek to Move Quickly on New Toxics Bill, but Challenges Remain

    House and Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled landmark chemical policy reforms they are pushing to get passed this year, but that is no sure thing thanks to a dwindling legislative calendar and some key sticking points.

    Source: The New York Times
  • April 15, 2010
    Dr. Bruce Barrett: Strengthen Clean Energy Jobs Act

    PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Bruce Barrett argues for a stronger Clean Energy Jobs Act in this letter to the editor.

    Source: Wisconsin State Journal
  • April 15, 2010
    Cracking Big Coal

    The fight to stop coal brings together the health impacts with the environmental damage to create a serious environmental justice issue. See a profile of that movement in this new article from The Nation.

    Source: The Nation
  • April 15, 2010
    Sen. Lautenberg Introduces Chemicals Reform Bill, Saying Current Regulation 'Is Broken'

    U.S. EPA would be given broad new authorities to target chemicals of concern and to regulate new and existing chemicals under legislation introduced today by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).

    Source: The New York Times
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