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  • 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
  • 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
    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
  • September 21, 2011
    Worst smog season since 2006

    Dr. Elliot Trester is part of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility. He said he is seeing more respiratory cases and it's likely because of the smog in the air.

    Source: Austin News
  • September 21, 2011
    Oregon PSR Honors the Memory of Dr. Rudi Nussbaum

  • 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 12, 2011
    Explosion at Nuclear Facility in France Kills 1, Injures 4

    Six months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster started in Japan, there are reports of another nuclear accident.

  • September 12, 2011
    New Executive Director!

    Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility is pleased to announce that Tracy Bier, M Ed, of Seattle, is the group's new Executive Director. Bier worked recently at the Region 10 Environmental Protection Agency where she created an award-winning Environmental Justice program and helped enforce Safe Drinking Water Act regulations. Bier launched a regional publication for school facility managers to help protect children from asbestos, mercury and lead contamination in Northwest schools.

  • September 9, 2011
    The wrong move on ozone emissions

    A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on President Obama's rejection of new ozone standards.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • September 8, 2011
    Remembering "3/11": Six Months After the Fukushima Reactor Disaster, Key Lessons Appear to be Going Unlearned

    Regulatory, scientific and health experts agree: The “3/11” Fukushima reactor disaster is still ongoing six month later … and some major lessons are in danger of going unheeded.

  • September 8, 2011
    Proposed health-protective ozone standard is withdrawn

    President Obama recently ordered EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the EPA’s proposed national ambient air quality standard for ground-level ozone. This order, which ignores the scientific advice of the EPA’s own scientists, will allow ozone concentrations to continue unabated at levels that contribute to thousands of premature deaths and heart attacks each year.

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  • April 25, 2014
    4th Annual Soul of Medicine Dinner
    Friday, April 25th. Chicago PSR's annual celebration, this year honoring Dr. David Ansell. Free for medical students.