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  • November 4, 2011
    An Occasion to Honor H. Jack Geiger, M.D.

    A packed room at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association listened to dozens of tributes, words of gratitude and heartfelt admiration for Dr. Jack Geiger, a founding member of PSR.

  • November 4, 2011
    Dr. Howard Hu receives APHA Award for Excellence.

    Dr. Howard Hu is the recipient of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Award for Excellence for 2011.

  • November 4, 2011
    Video: Stop Nuclear Weapons!

    Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility gives a detailed description of what it would be like if a 20-megaton nuclear bomb were to explode in a city.

    Source: Occupy Kansas City
  • November 3, 2011
    "Monster" greenhouse gas levels seen

    The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.

    Source: CBS News
  • November 2, 2011
    More bikes, healthier cities

    PSR Board member Dr. Jonathan Patz co-authored this study that shows the dramatic benefits of biking for environmental and public health.

    Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • November 1, 2011
    Taking toxins out of baby shampoo

    PSR has joined with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to urge consumers to boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products until the company agrees to remove the chemicals from its baby products sold around the world.

    Source: Associated Press
  • November 1, 2011
    Coal Ash Spill in Wisconsin

    The coal ash spill in southeastern Wisconsin that poured heavy metals and toxicants into Lake Michigan poses potentially serious health risks to the communities in the area.

  • October 25, 2011
    Hundreds Gather in Seattle for Healthy Hospital Food Conference

    "I think this is the most energized and inspiring group of people I have been around," said Lucia Sayre, co-chair of the HFHC program and Co-Director, Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • October 23, 2011
    Protect the children from dangerous chemicals

    An op-ed by PSR Maine member Dr. Paul Liebow on the Safe Chemicals Act.

    Source: Lewiston Sun-Journal
  • October 21, 2011
    PSR Past Presidents build case for cuts in nukes in key states

    Dr. Ira Helfand and Dr. Jeff Patterson, past PSR Presidents, traveled to Kansas City and Los Angeles respectively to build support for nuclear weapons abolition in the face of the upcoming budget debate in Congress.

  • October 19, 2011
    Northern California Welcomes Dr. Vic Sidel

    Victor Sidel, MD, Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine spoke on "PSR: Fifty Years of Concern for the Devastating Health Consequences of War" at the 8th Annual Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento Dinner on October 2, 2011 at California State University, Sacramento Alumni Center.

  • October 9, 2011
    October marks the 25th anniversary of Reykjavik

    Gorbachev reflects on the historic summit at Reykjavik that came close to an agreement on nuclear abolition. 25 years later, PSR and colleague organizations remain committed to making that vision real.

    Source: Project Syndicate
  • October 4, 2011
    Environmental groups call for State Dept to step aside on oil pipeline from Canada

    The request by Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups including PSR was the latest skirmish in a long-running battle over a plan by Calgary-based TransCanada to build a massive pipeline to carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas.

    Source: Associated Press
  • September 28, 2011
    If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work

    Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Peter Wilk, related the specific dangers that emanate from particulate matter air pollution.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • September 27, 2011
    Oregon Hospitals Serve Up Healthy & Sustainable Fare at the Oregon Hospitals Green Chef Challenge!

  • September 22, 2011
    Runaway TRAIN: Congress launches another attack on clean air

    Congress has launched another effort to dismantle the Clean Air Act, a law which has improved America’s air quality for 40 years.

  • September 21, 2011
    Maine family part of Capitol Hill news conference attacking GOP regulatory bills

    The news conference is being held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cal., the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and will include public health experts from the American Lung Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Portland Press Herald
  • September 21, 2011
    Oregon PSR Honors the Memory of Dr. Rudi Nussbaum

  • September 21, 2011
    Austin area's ozone at worst levels since 2006

    Dr. Elliot Trester of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility said that young people, the elderly and fetuses are at risk for serious and potentially lifelong complications when exposed to high levels of smog.

    Source: AMERICAN-STATESMAN
  • September 21, 2011
    The 9/11-3/11 connection

    Tilman Ruff, PhD, chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, on the vulnerability of nuclear reactors to terror attacks.

    Source: Japan Times
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