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
HealthWater EPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year
"Clean water is essential for health," Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, said. "Just like lead, radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health."
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.
June 6, 2016
Hood River Community Gathers To Protest Oil Transport By Rail
Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Program Director Regna Merritt explains the health effects of diesel particulate matter.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio
June 4, 2016
Health Effects of Crude Oil
If you were exposed to the toxic plume of smoke from the oil train fire in Mosier and you are not feeling well, Oregon PSR urges you to seek immediate medical attention.
June 2, 2016
Healthcare publishes paper by WPSR board member on paid parental leave
Dr. Stephen Bezruchka and Adam Burtle authored the academic paper, which highlights the link between population health and paid parental leave.
June 1, 2016
Seattle council measure seeks alternatives to nuclear power
First in the region to have closure of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant as a goal
May 27, 2016
We can fix toxic landscape we've made for children
Op-ed by Western North Carolina's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
May 25, 2016
Extreme lead found at El Paso state home
"Very high exposure can lead to death," said Anjum Hanafi, executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility. "This is a very, very serious public health threat."
Source: El Paso Times
May 24, 2016
Maine Voices: At Hiroshima, Obama should begin leading world back from the brink
Source: Portland Press Herald
May 23, 2016
Security News & Views ~ May 2016 Edition
Here are this month's top ten news articles, media hits and opinion pieces to keep you informed about what's happening in the nuclear disarmament movement.
May 17, 2016
Local foes protest 'bomb trains'
PSR New York Board Member Dr. Barton Schoenfeld spoke at a rally protesting trains carrying fracked crude oil through Albany.
May 16, 2016
Obama's Hiroshima visit will remind us of the horrors of nuclear war
An op-ed by Dr. Paul Averill Liebow, PSR Maine board member.
Source: Bangor Daily News
May 14, 2016
Ozone poses serious a health threat
A letter to the editor from PSR member Valory Wangler, MD.
Source: Farmington Daily Times
May 12, 2016
Keep our public lands in public hands
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Florida Executive Director Marybeth Dunn.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
May 12, 2016
PSR Applauds New Methane Standards, Calls Them a First Step Towards Needed Controls on All Wells
Today's announcement represents an important step towards protecting our communities from hazardous oil and gas industry emissions and more climate change acceleration.
May 11, 2016
An Historic Victory! Cherry Point Terminal Denied
The Army Corps of Engineers says no to coal & yes to tribal treaties
May 9, 2016
After months of pressure, the Gates Foundation recently sold $178 million of BP stock
The Gates Foundation has now sold most of its fossil fuel stock after pressure from the Gates Divest campaign, including letters from Washington PSR on the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Investor Ideas