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  • November 23, 2009
    Challenging the Second Wave of the Texas Coal Rush

    Pediatrician and PSR member Dr. Karen Lewis discusses the health dangers of new coal plants.

    Source: BurntOrangeReport.com (Texas)
  • November 19, 2009
    A Coal-Free Washington?

    A Sierra Club spokesman says his organization will use new study results from Physicians for Social Responsibility to push for a coal-free state of Washington. On Wednesday, the physicians' group released a report, "Coal's Assault on Human Health." It states that any site where coal is mined or burned to make electricity compromises human health with air pollution.

    Source: Lake Stevens Journal (Washington state)
  • November 19, 2009
    Interview: Doctors Call For Cleaner Coal (Audio)

    A group of doctors, Physicians for Social Responsibility, has issued a new report called "Coal's Assault On Human Health." It explains the health impacts of burning coal, but it goes beyond that. Lester Graham caught up with the principle author of the report - Dr. Alan Lockwood. Lockwood is a professor of neurology and nuclear medicine at the University of Buffalo. He says their report also looked at the possible health effects of climate change.

    Source: The Environment Report
  • November 18, 2009
    Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle, Reports Physicians for Social Responsibility

    Physicians for Social Responsibility today released a groundbreaking medical report, “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” which takes a new look at the devastating impacts of coal on the human body. By examining the impact of coal pollution on the major organ systems of the human body, the report concludes 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 already affecting large portions of the U.S. population.

  • November 18, 2009
    Coal Pollution Undermines America's Health, Physicians Advise

    Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases, concludes a scathing report issued today by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Environment News Service
  • November 18, 2009
    Report details 'coal's assault on human health'

    Coal pollution is assaulting human health through impacts on workers, residents near mining operations and power plants, and the environment in coalfield communities, according to a new report by a group of physicians.

    Source: Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
  • November 10, 2009
    Eco-advocate grades Obama

    Former PSR Executive Director Dr. Bob Musil on President Obama's environmental policies.

    Source: SMC Collegian (California)
  • November 4, 2009
    WPSR Launches the Washington Nuclear Museum and Education Center

    WPSR is proud to announce the launch of the Washington Nuclear Museum and Education Center. From Hanford to the Bangor Submarine Base, Washington has played an integral part in the government’s nuclear efforts since the early days of the 20th Century. WANMEC is the first and only wiki-based, participatory, online museum and education center on these issues. Check it out!

  • October 29, 2009
    A chemical we can live without

    An op-ed coauthored by Maye Thompson, RN, environmental health program director for Oregon PSR, on the health risks of bisphenol A.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • October 9, 2009
    Health workers tested for chemicals

    A summary of PSR's Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care study.

    Source: New Haven Register (Connecticut)
  • October 9, 2009
    Tests reveal nurses and doctors loaded with toxins

    Dr. George Lundgren discusses his participation in PSR's Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care study.

    Source: KARE (Minnesota)
  • October 9, 2009
    PSR Releases “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” Report

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in partnership with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) released the “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” report today, detailing the first investigation ever of chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals.

  • October 8, 2009
    Toxic Chemicals Found in Doctors and Nurses

    PSR in partnership with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) released the “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” report today, detailing the first investigation ever of chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals.

  • October 5, 2009
    Request for Coverage: Toxic Chemicals Found in Doctors and Nurses

    Teleconference to announce results of first-of-a-kind study to measure toxic chemicals used in health care in the bodies of Physicians and Nurses. The study was conducted as part of the PSR Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care Project.

  • October 1, 2009
    US Senate Introduces Long-Awaited Climate Bill

    Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds Senators Kerry and Boxer for introducing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.

  • October 1, 2009
    An Interview with Dr Steven Moffic

    An Interview with Dr H. Steven Moffic of Milwaukee, who has compiled and authored a very important "Global Warming Mental Health Fact Sheet" of the Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC.

    Source: Northward Ho
  • September 23, 2009
    PSR defends EPA authority

    PSR is working intensively to assure that the EPA’s power to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from the biggest polluters is not stripped away.

  • September 14, 2009
    Health Professionals: Help strengthen U.S. climate and energy legislation

    Add your health professional voice to the call for confronting global warming and building a healthy, safe energy future.

  • September 12, 2009
    Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering

    The NYT launches a major series on the Clean Water Act with a focus on toxic contaminants – lead, nickel and other heavy metals -- in the drinking water of a community near a WV coal mine. But as the article makes clear, worsening pollution in American waters affects thousands of communities nationwide.

    Source: New York Times
  • September 3, 2009
    Arctic reverses trend, is warmest in two millennia

    The Arctic is warmer than it's been in 2,000 years, even though it should be cooling because of changes in the Earth's orbit that cause the region to get less direct sunlight. Indeed, the Arctic had been cooling for nearly two millennia before reversing course in the last century and starting to warm as human activities added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

    Source: Associated Press
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