January 23, 2015
A dramatic doomsday warning to the world
An op-ed from PSR President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.
January 14, 2015
Decisions about environment affect our health
An op-ed from Florida PSR's Dr. Lonnie Draper.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
January 12, 2015
Judge rejects Boeing's bid to demolish and dispose of radioactive waste without accountability
PSR-Los Angeles was part of the lawsuit against Boeing, working to clean up the Santa Susanna plant site, where a partial nuclear reactor meltdown was never adequately cleaned up.
December 31, 2014
Nuclear Security: U.S. Government Should Humanize, Not Modernize
Op-ed by PSR's Theresa Shaffer on modernization and the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference.
Source: Common Dreams
December 30, 2014
Risks From Oil Terminal
A letter to the editor on the public safety risks of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, WA, by WPSR Executive Director Laura Skelton and member Dr. Michael Soman.
Source: New York Times
December 27, 2014
Letter: Cardiologist thanks Cuomo for fracking decision
PSR-NY member, Dr. Bart Schoenfeld, offers his thanks to Gov Cuomo for banning fracking in New York.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal
December 23, 2014
Letter: Analyses support decision to ban fracking statewide
Research analyses confirm need for ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing and thank New York Govenor Cuomo for choosing to protect the state's health and water sources.
Source: Times Herald-Record
December 23, 2014
Maine Voices: Human frailties, near misses make case for abolishing nuclear arms
An op-ed from PSR member Dr. James H. Maier on the potential for catastrophic nuclear arms accidents.
Source: Portland Press Herald
December 18, 2014
Why Columbia's ash pond was given 'high' hazard potential rating
"If you live in a community where there is uncovered dry coal ash deposit and the wind blows you may be inhaling cadmium," PSR's Barbara Gottleib said. "The threats from cadmium are pretty severe: kidney disease, lung diseases like emphysema."
November 24, 2014
'Routine' planning hearing raises questions about L.A.'s oversight on oil drilling
"The purpose of a city, the primary purpose of a city, is to ensure that its residents are safe," says Angela Johnson Meszaros, a lawyer with Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is working with the drill site's neighborhood groups.
November 21, 2014
U.S. Navy Sailors Sue Japan Power Co. For Radiation Exposure During 2011 Quake, Tsunami Rescue
“It may not be taking in evidence that the doses that were assumed to be on board the USS Reagan may have been under-reported,” said Dr. Robert Gould, a former Kaiser pathologist who is president of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: CBS San Francisco
November 21, 2014
Efficiency standard clears the air, saves cash
A letter to the editor from PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren on how energy efficiency helps public health and saves money.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
November 18, 2014
Nuclear critic to release a report on Richland plant
A report on used nuclear fuel management at the nuclear power plant near Richland will be released Wednesday in Seattle by Heart of America Northwest and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Source: Tri-City Herald
November 17, 2014
Oregon PSR Opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Oregon PSR opposes adoption of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the United States, and urges our congressional delegation to oppose the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 and any other similar fast track legislation for the TPP.
November 12, 2014
Fire retardant chemicals found in small group of Californians
PSR's Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains how fire retardants impact health.
Source: San Jose Mercury News
November 10, 2014
Honoring Victims of Nuclear Bombs & Reactors
October 26, 2014
WPSR to Present on Health Consequences of Oil Transport and Storage
WPSR will be presenting information about human health impacts of oil transport and storage in WA State at several upcoming events, including public hearings in Spokane and Olympia and a public panel discussion in Hoquiam.
October 24, 2014
Doctors Concerned About Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock
A new report, Prescription For Change, calls on supermarket chains to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics. PSR-SF joined forces with several other public health groups to voice their concerns about this growing health issue. Ninety-three percent of doctors are concerned about the meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease prevention, according to a new poll released by Consumer Reports.
Source: Kansas City InfoZine
October 22, 2014
Fracking could lead to irreversible health effects
An op-ed co-authored by Chesapeake PSR's Tim Whitehouse.
Source: Montgomery Gazette
October 17, 2014
Groups sue EPA over failure to reduce air pollution
The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, is on behalf of several groups, including the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and Physicians for Social Responsibility.