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  • October 8, 2012
    The Latest Healthy Food in Health Care News

    Read more about the work of Oregon PSR's Healthy Food in Health Care Project and find out about upcoming events.

  • October 7, 2012
    The story behind Harrisburg's Peace Garden

    The Peace Garden is the result of more than 20 years of successful collaboration between the city of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg-Hershey chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • October 5, 2012
    Debates Offer Opportunity to Weigh Candidates’ Positions

    Below is a list of important questions for you to pose to your candidates for public office on the phone, by email, in letters to the editor and at public events. Please keep the list handy.

  • October 5, 2012
    Down to Earth with Dr. Alan Lockwood

    Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood, a physician and author of the new book, The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • October 4, 2012
    Limerick nuclear plant pollutes, depletes water supply

    Radiation can cause cancer and DNA damage. There’s no safe level, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Mercury
  • October 3, 2012
    Rally opposes coal-fired power plan

    "The governor has gotten the message and she has taken a step," said Dr. Mike McCally of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Las Cruces Sun-News
  • October 3, 2012
    2012 Fall Event

  • October 3, 2012
    Is the Department of Energy trying to smother Hanford critique?

    Terms limits are proposed for Hanford Advisory Board, which oversees cleanup of the Hanford Site. Washington PSR currently holds a seat on the board.

    Source: Crosscut
  • September 25, 2012
    No more nuclear loan guarantees

    PSR’s Safe Energy program feels that loan guarantees for nuclear energy is a boondoggle.

  • September 23, 2012
    Family Planning: The Great Debate

    Kimberly Carter, MD, APSR Board Member stated, “If we want healthy children, adults … healthy Texans, who are not going to continue to be a burden on the social welfare system, then we should champion ways to make individuals responsible for their contraception and personal health,” Dr. Carter was one of four panelists on “Family Planning: The Great Debate,” one of many topics discussed during the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.

    Source: Texas Medical Association
  • September 22, 2012
    The threat of a new nuclear arms race

    A letter to the editor from PSR executive director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • September 21, 2012
    Ronald Saff: Clock keeps ticking while climate keeps changing

    Climate change is a serious threat to human health and the environment. Yet, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is approving permits for new biomass plants. At the same time, it is doing virtually nothing to cut down on the millions of tons of global-warming and disease-causing pollutants spewed yearly from Florida’s 12 coal-fired power plants.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • September 21, 2012
    PSR Raises “Health Voices for Clean Air”

    PSR board member and senior scientist Alan Lockwood, MD FAAN, spoke recently at Michigan’s Green Healthcare Conference as part of PSR’s “Health Voices for Clean Air” fall campaign.

  • September 20, 2012
    Myths And Facts About Coal

    A November 2009 report by Physicians for Social Responsibility said the health consequences of coal "are multiple and have widespread and damaging impact."

    Source: Media Matters for America
  • September 19, 2012
    Consumer study finds high levels of arsenic in rice products

    Wisconsin Environmental Health Network's (WEHN) Dr. Elizabeth Neary, a pediatrician, says arsenic can harm babies who are still growing.

    Source: WKOW
  • September 19, 2012
    Popular Children’s Lunch Contains Hidden Danger, Groups Warn

    Some children may be at greater risk from mercury in tuna than previously thought, finds a new study by the Mercury Policy Project.

  • September 19, 2012
    Take tuna off school menus, group says

    A coalition of consumer groups including PSR is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.

    Source: USA Today
  • September 17, 2012
    Voters must press both parties to address climate change

    Fortunately, a popular movement to minimize climate change is beginning (for example, see 350.org or Physicians for Social Responsibility), and government has taken some steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

    Source: Kennebec Journal
  • September 16, 2012
    I.C. resident bikes across Japan to raise awareness

    In her bicycle trek across Japan last month, Iowa City resident Michelle Gin of Iowa PSR met a number of hibakusha, the Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • September 12, 2012
    Former PSR Board Member to Receive Prestigious Heinz Award

    Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation today announced Dr. Richard Joseph Jackson, a pediatrician and public health physician, as a recipient of one of five prestigious Heinz Awards.

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