June 8, 2016
EPA Proposes Shocking Thousand-Fold Increase in Radioactivity Allowed in Drinking Water
Yesterday, the U.S. EPA quietly issued proposals to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than allowed under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
May 12, 2016
PSR Applauds New Methane Standards, Calls Them a First Step Towards Needed Controls on All Wells
Today's announcement represents an important step towards protecting our communities from hazardous oil and gas industry emissions and more climate change acceleration.
May 2, 2016
Health Federations Cite Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Joint Appeal for Prohibition and Elimination
The leading international federations representing the world’s physicians, public health professionals, and nurses have told a special UN working group that the medical and scientific evidence about the consequences of nuclear weapons requires urgent action to prohibit and eliminate them as "the only course of action commensurate with the existential danger they pose."
April 14, 2016
PSR Urges Clinton Foundation to Divest from ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil is a company that has been fighting efforts to address the climate crisis for over 25 years, deceiving the public to maintain its profits. Foundations that work on climate change such as the Clinton Foundation should divest.
March 11, 2016
PSR Salutes Obama, EPA for Important Steps to Reduce Climate-Polluting Gas Leaks from the Oil and Gas Industry
PSR applauds President Obama for the bilateral agreement between the United States and Canada to limit methane emissions from industrial oil and gas facilities. This agreement will help reduce climate pollution, benefitting the health and safety of people worldwide, while also protecting the health of residents living near oil and gas extraction sites.
March 9, 2016
Fukushima Report: 10,000 Excess Cancers Expected in Japan as a Result of 2011 Reactor Meltdowns, Ongoing Radiation Exposure
Residents of the Fukushima area and the rest of Japan will experience more than 10,000 excess cancer deaths as a result of radiation exposure from the triple-reactor meltdown that took place on March 11, 2011, according to a new report from Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
February 12, 2016
Health Professional Organizations Call on Governors to Continue Advancing the Clean Power Plan for the Health of the Nation
Today the American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and twenty-eight other health organizations signed an open letter to the nation’s governors, urging them to continue developing their implementation plans for the Clean Power Plan.
January 27, 2016
PSR mourns the passing of past PSR President and IPPNW Co-founder Herbert Leroy Abrams
In 1979, Dr. Herb Abrams, then the chairman of the radiology department at Harvard Medical School, was among a small group of Harvard physicians who began discussing the urgent need for a Soviet-American dialogue on the threat of nuclear war.
January 22, 2016
Department of the Interior proposes new rules to limit methane leakage on federal lands
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed new rules to minimize natural gas waste and emissions on federal and tribal lands.
January 6, 2016
Physicians for Social Responsibility condemns North Korean nuclear test
PSR strongly condemns the nuclear test conducted by North Korea on January 6, 2016. Together with our international organization, IPPNW, PSR calls upon North Korea to stop building its nuclear arsenal, and to engage in dialogue to achieve nuclear disarmament.
October 8, 2015
PSR Statement in Support of Doctors Without Borders
Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disturbed by the deadly bombing, on the morning of October 3, of the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) Trauma Centre, in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
July 14, 2015
PSR Welcomes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) applauds the historic agreement made between the P5+1 and Iran that was announced this morning. This agreement will curb Iran’s ability to obtain nuclear weapons capability by blocking all pathways to the bomb, in exchange for the easing of economic sanctions.
July 9, 2015
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility Launches Campaign Against Fracking Industry Secrets
Today, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility (Chesapeake PSR) launched a campaign to pressure the oil and gas industry to release important information about the health risks caused by drilling and hydraulic fracturing.
May 26, 2015
Clean Water Rule: A Win for Public Health
The release today of the Clean Water Rule (also known as the Waters of the U.S. rule) marks a strong step forward in protecting the streams and wetlands that are the headwaters of drinking water supplies for one in three U.S. residents.
April 7, 2015
Nearly 1,000 health professionals call for climate action during National Public Health Week
More heat waves, worse air pollution, and the spread of diseases to new areas are among the growing health threats from climate change, more than 950 health professionals warned in a letter to President Obama today, delivered as part of National Public Health Week.
March 19, 2015
Doctors group releases startling analysis of the death and destruction inflicted upon Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan from the "War on Terror" in Body Count
On March 19, 2015--the 12th anniversary of the onset of our country’s ill-fated military intervention in Iraq--Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) is releasing the latest edition of Body Count for North American distribution.
February 24, 2015
Keystone Pipeline News--5 Health Reasons to Herald the End of the Keystone Pipeline
Physicians for Social Responsibility applauds President Obama’s decision to veto the congressional bill to advance the Keystone XL pipeline.
January 24, 2014
PSR Mourns an Exceptional Leader
Jeff Patterson, DO, was an indefatigable champion who served Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him.
October 29, 2013
Doctor Completes Cross-Country Bike Ride Alerting Americans to Health Effects of Climate Change
Wendy Ring M.D., a doctor and member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, pedals into Washington, DC today, successfully completing her four-month cross-country bicycle tour to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change.
October 17, 2013
Doctors Say UN Science Report Systematically Underestimates Health Impact of Fukushima Catastrophe
As physicians concerned with the effects of radioactive fallout on human health and the ecosystem, we have reviewed the upcoming United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) report to the UN General Assembly.