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  • November 7, 2011
    War and Public Health: The Role of Medical Students in Working for Peace

    View the video presentation delivered by Victor W. Sidel, M.D., a founder and former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. The event took place on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at UC Davis MIND Institute.

  • November 6, 2011
    Pipeline protesters encircle the White House

    "Worst of all about the pipeline is it will deepen our dependency on oil, contributing to ever-worsening climate chaos," said Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Grist
  • November 3, 2011
    "Monster" greenhouse gas levels seen

    The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.

    Source: CBS News
  • November 2, 2011
    More bikes, healthier cities

    PSR Board member Dr. Jonathan Patz co-authored this study that shows the dramatic benefits of biking for environmental and public health.

    Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • November 1, 2011
    Coal Ash Spill in Wisconsin

    The coal ash spill in southeastern Wisconsin that poured heavy metals and toxicants into Lake Michigan poses potentially serious health risks to the communities in the area.

  • November 1, 2011
    Taking toxins out of baby shampoo

    PSR has joined with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to urge consumers to boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products until the company agrees to remove the chemicals from its baby products sold around the world.

    Source: Associated Press
  • October 25, 2011
    Hundreds Gather in Seattle for Healthy Hospital Food Conference

    "I think this is the most energized and inspiring group of people I have been around," said Lucia Sayre, co-chair of the HFHC program and Co-Director, Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • October 23, 2011
    Protect the children from dangerous chemicals

    An op-ed by PSR Maine member Dr. Paul Liebow on the Safe Chemicals Act.

    Source: Lewiston Sun-Journal
  • October 4, 2011
    Environmental groups call for State Dept to step aside on oil pipeline from Canada

    The request by Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups including PSR was the latest skirmish in a long-running battle over a plan by Calgary-based TransCanada to build a massive pipeline to carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas.

    Source: Associated Press
  • September 28, 2011
    If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work

    Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Peter Wilk, related the specific dangers that emanate from particulate matter air pollution.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • September 22, 2011
    Runaway TRAIN: Congress launches another attack on clean air

    Congress has launched another effort to dismantle the Clean Air Act, a law which has improved America’s air quality for 40 years.

  • September 21, 2011
    Maine family part of Capitol Hill news conference attacking GOP regulatory bills

    The news conference is being held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cal., the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and will include public health experts from the American Lung Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Portland Press Herald
  • September 21, 2011
    Worst smog season since 2006

    Dr. Elliot Trester is part of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility. He said he is seeing more respiratory cases and it's likely because of the smog in the air.

    Source: Austin News
  • September 21, 2011
    Austin area's ozone at worst levels since 2006

    Dr. Elliot Trester of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility said that young people, the elderly and fetuses are at risk for serious and potentially lifelong complications when exposed to high levels of smog.

    Source: AMERICAN-STATESMAN
  • September 9, 2011
    The wrong move on ozone emissions

    A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on President Obama's rejection of new ozone standards.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • September 8, 2011
    Proposed health-protective ozone standard is withdrawn

    President Obama recently ordered EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the EPA’s proposed national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone. This order, which ignores the scientific advice of the EPA’s own scientists, will allow ozone concentrations to continue unabated at levels that contribute to thousands of premature deaths and heart attacks each year.

  • September 7, 2011
    A bad decision for our health

    A letter to the editor from PSR Sacramento president Dr. Harry Wang.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • August 31, 2011
    Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act Passes CA Senate

    Executive Director of PSR-LA, Martha Dina Arguello, described the vote as "part of reasserting California's leadership on environmental health protections."

    Source: Ms. Magazine
  • August 25, 2011
    Climate Change Committee prepares for the heat

    A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.

    Source: News 13
  • August 22, 2011
    Going to jail for the environment

    An op-ed on tar sands oil co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Cindy Parker.

    Source: The Baltimore Sun
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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.