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  • October 29, 2013
    Doctor Completes Cross-Country Bike Ride Alerting Americans to Health Effects of Climate Change

    Wendy Ring M.D., a doctor and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, pedals into Washington, DC today, successfully completing her four-month cross-country bicycle tour to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change.

  • 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.

    Source: CounterPunch
  • 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 asks Governor to Intervene on Coal Plants

    Chesapeake Chapter has co-signed a letter to Governor O'Malley asking the state to take greater protections to address air quality problems caused by coal-fired power plants in the Baltimore area.

  • 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.

    Source: Dawn
  • 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
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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
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