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  • 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
  • August 30, 2009
    Climate Trouble May Be Bubbling Up in Far North

    On continent's boggy Arctic fringe, scientists search for signs of future climate calamity.

    Source: Associated Press
  • August 27, 2009
    PSR Announces Position on Healthcare Reform

    We contend that healthcare reform should create a program that will ensure access to primary and preventive medical care to all inhabitants of the United States. Creation of a universal comprehensive primary and preventive care program in the United States that also addresses the major social determinants of health would be an investment that will pay dividends in improved health, increased productivity, and reduced cost for care as is enjoyed by developed nations except the United States.

  • August 25, 2009
    Global Warming Bringing More Extreme Heat Waves

    More extremely hot summer days are projected for every part of the country, detailed in a new report from the National Wildlife Federation and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

  • August 25, 2009
    USA Today features PSR-NWF report on heat waves

    PSR and the National Wildlife Federation today released More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming’s Wake Up Call, a new report describing the health dangers from extreme heat and identifying the 30 U.S. cities whose populations are most vulnerable.

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