Tucson must adapt to survive hot trail ahead
July 5, 2016
PSR Arizona's Dr. Barbara Warren discusses the need for community resilience in response to heat waves.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
June 23, 2016
This editorial mentions PSR's position that the new TSCA reform law doesn't go far enough to protect public health.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer
TSCA Reform: These Toxic Chemicals Are Still Allowed Under The EPA’s Chemicals Law
June 22, 2016
Physicians for Social Responsibility said that while the updated law is better than the original, the reforms don’t do enough to ensure EPA has sufficient funding or staffing power to review potentially toxic chemicals.
Source: International Business Times
Climate Change Is the Nation's Biggest Health Crisis. Why Aren't We Committed to Finding a Cure?
June 21, 2016
An op-ed by PSR activist Richard Clapp.
Groups Call For Maine Grocers to Eliminate BPA in Food Packaging
June 15, 2016
PSR Maine member Dr Jeff Saffer underscores health risks of BPA
Source: Maine Public Radio
The Infuriating Reason Why Toxic Chemicals Lurk in Household Products
June 13, 2016
By and large, the update doesn't do enough to keep toxic chemicals out of everyday products, according to a statement released by the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an advocacy group.
Source: Mother Jones
Will Congress protect big industry instead of the public's health?
June 10, 2016
An op-ed on ozone from Laurel Hamilton, PSR-LA health ambassador.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
HealthWater EPA Proposal Allows Radiation Exposure in Drinking Water Equivalent to 250 Chest X-Rays a Year
June 8, 2016
"Clean water is essential for health," Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of PSR, said. "Just like lead, radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health."
Hood River Community Gathers To Protest Oil Transport By Rail
June 6, 2016
Oregon PSR Healthy Climate Program Director Regna Merritt explains the health effects of diesel particulate matter.
Source: Jefferson Public Radio
Seattle council measure seeks alternatives to nuclear power
June 1, 2016
First in the region to have closure of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant as a goal
We can fix toxic landscape we've made for children
May 27, 2016
Op-ed by Western North Carolina's Dr. Lew Patrie.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
Extreme lead found at El Paso state home
May 25, 2016
"Very high exposure can lead to death," said Anjum Hanafi, executive director of Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility. "This is a very, very serious public health threat."
Source: El Paso Times
Local foes protest 'bomb trains'
May 17, 2016
PSR New York Board Member Dr. Barton Schoenfeld spoke at a rally protesting trains carrying fracked crude oil through Albany.
Obama's Hiroshima visit will remind us of the horrors of nuclear war
May 16, 2016
An op-ed by Dr. Paul Averill Liebow, PSR Maine board member.
Source: Bangor Daily News
Ozone poses serious a health threat
May 14, 2016
A letter to the editor from PSR member Valory Wangler, MD.
Source: Farmington Daily Times
Keep our public lands in public hands
May 12, 2016
Op-ed co-authored by PSR Florida Executive Director Marybeth Dunn.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat
PSR Applauds New Methane Standards, Calls Them a First Step Towards Needed Controls on All Wells
May 12, 2016
Today's announcement represents an important step towards protecting our communities from hazardous oil and gas industry emissions and more climate change acceleration.
After months of pressure, the Gates Foundation recently sold $178 million of BP stock
May 9, 2016
The Gates Foundation has now sold most of its fossil fuel stock after pressure from the Gates Divest campaign, including letters from Washington PSR on the health impacts of climate change.
Source: Investor Ideas
IPPNW co-president Tilman Ruff addresses OEWG
May 4, 2016
IPPNW Co-President Dr. Tilman Ruff's presentation to the UN Open Ended Working Group on Disarmament, Geneva.
Flooding sweeps oil, chemicals into rivers
April 30, 2016
PSR Philadelphia's Dr. Walter Tsou explains the dangers of fracked wastewater contaminating drinking wells after flooding in Texas.
Source: El Paso Times