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  • April 18, 2013
    PSR Takes Action against Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products

    Product labels on commercial products are not required to list hazardous chemicals, so you can’t tell when you should avoid a product to protect your health.

  • April 14, 2013
    Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat

    This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.

    Source: CBN
  • April 9, 2013
    Fracking bill passes CA Senate committee

    A provision protecting trade secrets led PSR Los Angeles, which backed the general principle of regulating fracking, to oppose the legislation.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • April 8, 2013
    National physicians groups tell Nevada governor to abandon the Las Vegas Water Grab to protect public health

    Pressure by PSR and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment helped Utah’s Governor Brian Sandoval make the decision to withdraw support from the Las Vegas/Snake Valley Water Pipeline project and continue to urge Nevada’s Governor Gary Herbert to withdraw support as well.

  • April 6, 2013
    No end to Nevada’s quest for water

    PSR physicians urge Utah to resist Nevada's attempt to seize water rights warning it could turn "arid western Utah into a dust bowl" and increase particulate pollution endangering residents' health.

    Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
  • April 3, 2013
    The Promise of Prague, Self-Assured Destruction and Taxes

    PSR member Dr. Robert Dodge calls on our nation's leaders to reign in the wasteful spending on nuclear weapons that saps our cities' resources needed for "education, healthcare, infrastructure, energy conservation and development of renewable energy sources."

    Source: Las Vegas Informer
  • March 29, 2013
    Notable Quotables on Gun Violence in Philadelphia

    At a PSR/Philadelphia sponsored event on gun violence prevention, Dr. C. William Schwab made clear the urgent need for action. “We kill more children with guns in America than all the other combined G-20 countries. That’s a terrible thing to say about we the people of the United States.”

    Source: PhillyNow
  • March 29, 2013
    Physicians Support Historic New Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) To Regulate Global Weapons Trade

    PSR applauds the UN General Assembly's adoption of the world's first Arms Trade Treaty that has come after years of work and negotiations. We urge the United States to work deliberatively to sign and ratify the treaty.

  • March 27, 2013
    Savanah River Site Not for Spent Fuel

    PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) find some common ground as both oppose using the Savannah River Site as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel from across the country

    Source: Aiken Standard
  • March 19, 2013
    Joel Charles: Carbon fee offers road map for future

    Medical student PSR leader calls for a revenue-neutral fee on carbon to make fossil fuel price reflect true cost.

    Source: Lacrosse Tribune
  • March 19, 2013
    Coal damages human health, says N.Y. physician

    Alan Lockwood talks to health professionals at Billings Clinic on Monday about the health hazards of coal.

    Source: Billings Gazette
  • March 18, 2013
    There’s nothing clean about coal

    A letter to the editor from Oregon PSR's Dr. Andy Harris.

    Source: Register-Guard
  • March 14, 2013
    Nobel Peace Laureates Call upon Obama to Help Secure Arms Trade Treaty

    As negotiators from around the world head to New York for the final talks on an international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations next week, US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow Laureate at the White House today.

  • March 13, 2013
    Fukushima Two Years Later: Another Nuclear Reactor Bites the Dust!

    Two years after the cataclysmic induced but human caused reactor meltdown at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors in Japan, much remains to be done for nuclear safety in the United States.

  • March 10, 2013
    Trailblazing Conference Urges Ban on Nukes

    Dr Ira Helfand, author of a recent study on nuclear-induced famine, explained the risk of a billion people dying of starvation following a limited regional use of nuclear weapons.

    Source: In Depth News
  • March 10, 2013
    Navy Vets Say Fukushima Meltdown Made them Sick

    Participating in a New York symposium sponsored by the Helen Caldicott Foundation and PSR, two former Navy sailors testify about their exposure to radiation from Fukushima disaster.

    Source: CBS News
  • March 9, 2013
    Only Safe Bet: Zero Nuclear Weapons

    An op-ed from PSR Wisconsin's Paula Rogge.

    Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • March 1, 2013
    Congress Must Display Courage

    PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge calls on congress to re-examine its wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and subsidies to the oil industry.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • February 26, 2013
    In lives and trauma, gun violence has a high cost

    An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • February 23, 2013
    Utah Stuggles with Bad Air Quality

    PSR member Dr. Brian Moench, head of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, warns governor that the state's air pollution raises blood pressure and shortens life expectancy.

    Source: The New York Times
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