July 31, 2016
Family Physicians Support Parental Leave & Climate Policies
At their 2016 House of Delegates meeting, the Washington Academy of Family Physicians passed a number of important resolutions, including resolutions in support of paid parental leave and for policies "that both reduce pollution and address the causes of climate change to create healthier, sustainable communities."
Source: Washington Family Physician
July 27, 2016
Vancouver Oil Terminal Puts Communities at Risk
WPSR Members Dr. Frank Turner and Dr. Ethan Angell describe the potential health impacts of allowing even more oil trains to roll through Washington.
July 18, 2016
Asthma attacks linked to fracking in Pa.
Fracking can induce asthma attacks in three ways, according to Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health program director at Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: USA Today
July 13, 2016
The dreaded antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' has arrived. Now what?
Chesapeake PSR member Dr. Sara Via co-authored this op-ed.
Source: Frederick News-Post
July 12, 2016
Security News & Views ~ July 2016 Edition
Here's this month's top 10 news articles, media hits and opinion pieces to keep you informed about what's happening in the universe of nuclear disarmament.
July 10, 2016
Building Resilient Communities
Radio interview with PSR Arizona's Dr. Barb Warren and Gene Einfrank on how neighborhoods can band together to adapt to climate change and survive heat waves and power outages.
Source: KXCI Community Radio
July 5, 2016
Florida Mothers, Business Leaders and Lawmakers to Discuss Health Benefits of Clean Energy
Dr. Rosalyn Baker, representing PSR/Florida, along with Moms Clean Air Force, spoke on the health hazards from fossil fuels and the need to rapidly transition to renewable energy to protect public health.
July 5, 2016
Tucson must adapt to survive hot trail ahead
PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren discusses the need for community resilience in response to heat waves.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
July 1, 2016
Western North Carolina circa 2016 - the heat is on
Op-ed by Western North Carolina PSR member Brita Larsen Clark.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
June 29, 2016
Our Future is in Green Energy Not Aging, Costly Nuclear Plants
Washington state’s nuclear power plant — WPPSS 2 — is a relic of an energy plan begun in the 1960s and built with technology from the 1970s. It is an 8-Track tape player in an iPad world.
Source: The Seattle Times
June 23, 2016
A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
This editorial mentions PSR's position that the new TSCA reform law doesn't go far enough to protect public health.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer
June 22, 2016
TSCA Reform: These Toxic Chemicals Are Still Allowed Under The EPA’s Chemicals Law
Physicians for Social Responsibility said that while the updated law is better than the original, the reforms don’t do enough to ensure EPA has sufficient funding or staffing power to review potentially toxic chemicals.
Source: International Business Times
June 21, 2016
Climate Change Is the Nation's Biggest Health Crisis. Why Aren't We Committed to Finding a Cure?
An op-ed by PSR activist Richard Clapp.
June 20, 2016
Security News & Views ~ June 2016 Edition
Here are this month's top 11 news articles, media hits and opinion pieces to keep you informed about what's happening in the nuclear disarmament movement.
June 16, 2016
Seattle City Council Passes Resolution for a Safer, Cleaner Energy Future
The City of Seattle has passed Resolution 31667 supporting clean and safe electricity production and opposing the use of fossil fuels and new nuclear energy.
June 15, 2016
Groups Call For Maine Grocers to Eliminate BPA in Food Packaging
PSR Maine member Dr Jeff Saffer underscores health risks of BPA
Source: Maine Public Radio
June 14, 2016
Portland City, County Leaders Call On Governor To Help Stop Oil Trains
Leaders from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and Columbia River tribes speak out in opposition to oil trains and the proposed oil terminal in Vancouver.
June 13, 2016
The Infuriating Reason Why Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Household Products
By and large, the update doesn't do enough to keep toxic chemicals out of everyday products, according to a statement released by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy group.
Source: Mother Jones
June 10, 2016
Will Congress protect big industry instead of the public's health?
An op-ed on ozone from Laurel Hamilton, PSR-LA health ambassador.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
June 8, 2016
EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.