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April 18, 2018
40 Civil Rights, Labor & Environmental Orgs to Trump: "It's Time for Pruitt to Resign, or Be Removed"
PSR joins forty national civil rights, labor, conservation and environmental organizations representing millions of members and supporters across the United States in taking out a series of full page ads Wednesday calling for the resignation or firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
March 13, 2018
A New Fracking Landscape: Report on Recent Science Shows Overwhelming Evidence of Harm
As incontrovertible evidence of harm from fracking mounts and more health professionals raise the alarm, the fracking debate is taking place within an altered landscape.
January 31, 2018
In Memoriam: Dr. Victor W. Sidel, PSR Founding Member
Victor W. Sidel, MD, a visionary medical leader and founding member of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), died on January 30, 2018 at his children's home in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Dr. Sidel's 60 years of advocacy invigorated the American medical and public health communities for the cause of peace and nuclear disarmament.
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April 22, 2018
End Plastics Pollution at the Source
More than 1200 peer-reviewed studies make the case for a ban on fracking. Concerned Health Professionals of New York and Physicians for Social Responsibility recently released the 5th edition of their Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking that summarizes the studies.
Source: Daily Kos
April 18, 2018
Labor and civil rights organizations call for EPA chief Scott Pruitt's ouster
In an advertisement running in three newspapers Wednesday, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations joined green groups in calling for Pruitt "to resign, or be removed."
Source: The Washington Post
April 18, 2018
Nuclear War: Can Physicians Do Anything to Prevent It?
Op-ed co-authored by PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand and Nitin S. Damle, who write, "After the Cold War, the medical community, like much of society, acted as though the danger of nuclear war had ended. Of course, the nuclear threat did not disappear."
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