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 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 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
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 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 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 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
May 4, 2016
IPPNW co-president Tilman Ruff addresses OEWG
IPPNW Co-President Dr. Tilman Ruff's presentation to the UN Open Ended Working Group on Disarmament, Geneva.
May 2, 2016
Health Federations Cite Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Joint Appeal for Prohibition and Elimination
The leading international federations representing the world’s physicians, public health professionals, and nurses have told a special UN working group that the medical and scientific evidence about the consequences of nuclear weapons requires urgent action to prohibit and eliminate them as "the only course of action commensurate with the existential danger they pose."
April 30, 2016
Flooding sweeps oil, chemicals into rivers
PSR Philadelphia's Dr. Walter Tsou explains the dangers of fracked wastewater contaminating drinking wells after flooding in Texas.
Source: El Paso Times