October 25, 2013
Human Rights Experts Call for Revisions to UN Report on Fukushima Radiation
Several human rights experts are disagreeing with the report set to be released by the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation after their investigation into the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Source: Japan Daily Press
October 25, 2013
The Global Threat of Fukushima
The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk of radiation events larger than any that the global community has ever experienced. It is going to take the best engineering minds in the world to solve these problems and to diminish their global impact.
October 17, 2013
Doctors Say UN Science Report Systematically Underestimates Health Impact of Fukushima Catastrophe
As physicians concerned with the effects of radioactive fallout on human health and the ecosystem, we have reviewed the upcoming United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report to the UN General Assembly.
October 11, 2013
Florida PSR's Kids Klinic Serves Homeless Kids
SPSR established the Kids Klinic at a homeless shelter 5 years ago. Students had approached PSR mentor, Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, asking to work with homeless kids, since they get little exposure to pediatric patients their first 2 years of medical school.
October 3, 2013
Oregonians Call on Governor Kitzhaber to Use State Authority to Deny Coal Export Project Planned in Oregon
Conservation, public health, and faith-based groups say federal inaction now requires the Governor to get tough on coal export plans on the Columbia River.
October 1, 2013
Significant Victory on Arsenic in Animal Feed Lawsuit
In the FDA’s response to the petition, to which Oregon PSR was signed on, the agency acknowledged that recent scientific reports on arsenic compounds in animal feed challenged previous assumptions of safety.
September 30, 2013
Nukes of Hazard: Eric Schlosser’s "Command and Control"
A review of Eric Schlosser's new book on nuclear weapons and the Cold War.
Source: New Yorker
September 27, 2013
EPA made the right move toward cleaner coal plants
A letter to the editor from PSR Harrisburg Co-President Dr. Robert Little.
Source: Patriot News
September 25, 2013
Speak out Against Negligent Environmental Rulemaking
The NRC has opened hearings in select locations and by email to receive comments on the Waste Confidence Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Rule. PSR feels that the Draft EIS is completely inadequate and encourages our members and others to comment at these events.
September 24, 2013
Nurses and doctors educate lawmakers on the dangers of chemicals
On Friday, PSR and the American Nurses Association held an informational briefing for US Senators and staff on the health hazards of chemicals in consumer products and the environment.
September 13, 2013
Rally at the Rio
Physicians for Social Responsibility New Mexico was pleased to participate in Rally at the Rio on 3 August, 2013, sponsored by 350.org, and in partnership with numerous environmentally oriented organizations - New Energy Economy, Audubon-NM, Citizens Climate Lobby, Wild Earth Guardians, and more.
September 13, 2013
Fukushima Disaster: From Bad to Worse
Over two years after the earthquake and tsunami crippled the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi complex, the situation at the reactors remains toxic and dangerous to public health as PSR and others warned.
September 11, 2013
Baltimore Tops in Air Pollution Deaths
Baltimore has a higher rate of premature deaths from air pollution than any other city in the country
September 6, 2013
Chapter Comments to State on Fracking
Chesapeake Chapter has submitted comments to the state on the draft Best Management Practices for hydraulic fracturing. We were highly critical of the state’s decision to establish best practices before conducting studies of hydraulic fracturing’s possible impacts on Marylanders’ health and of the proposed imposition of a "medical gag rule" in Maryland.
September 3, 2013
Defining Appropriate Action in Syria
An op-ed by PSR-Los Angeles board member Dr. Robert Dodge.
Source: Huntington News
August 31, 2013
We need to take this light to others
It was a small group of South Asian immigrants who gathered this week in the basement of a local physician, Mohammad Khalid, in Potomac, Maryland.
August 31, 2013
Senator Ron Wyden Deserves Support on Nuclear Waste Safety
Source: The Oregonian
August 25, 2013
Air board will start monitoring pollution next to SoCal freeways
This LA Times article quotes Angela Johnson Meszaros of PSR-Los Angeles, which is among the groups that sued the EPA last year to force it to require fine-particle pollution monitoring near Southern California freeways.
Source: Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2013
Natural Gas: The Bridge to Nowhere
PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on the environmental impacts of natural gas and its contribution to climate change.
Source: Huffington Post
August 8, 2013
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Solemn anniversaries
A letter to the editor from PSR/Florida President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
Source: Tampa Bay Times