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PSR in the News

  • Dr. Ira Helfand Interview by Dr. Khalid
    April 27, 2014

    Programe MUFAHMAT for Global TV Washington DC

    Source: Global TV
  • Act on Earth Day
    April 22, 2014

    An op-ed urging action on the environment, by PSR Philadelphia Executive Director Cherie Eichholz.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • U.S. Urged to Tackle Lead in Aviation Gasoline
    April 22, 2014

    "We already know there’s no safe threshold for lead exposure, and we also know that lead is toxic and a possible carcinogen even at low levels, leading to brain damage and learning disabilities," Kathy Attar, toxics program manager with Physicians for Social Responsibility, a consumer protection group, told IPS.

    Source: Inter Press Service
  • Earth Day Op-Eds from PSR members
    April 22, 2014

    A round up of letters to the editor in newspapers around the country from PSR members, activists, and leaders.

  • Climate change threatens disaster
    April 19, 2014

    A letter to the editor on the need for action on climate change, by PSR Arizona's Timothy Lohman.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Consumers Push for Product Change in Drug Stores
    April 19, 2014

    Source: WABI
  • Work to protect the environment
    April 18, 2014

    A letter on what we can do to help the environment, by Cindy Nguyen, Thanhnga Doan, Manjari Pedapudi, Camille Imbo and Jennifer Le, Student Physicians for Social Responsibility, USF College of Medicine.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • PSR-initiated fracking bill lauded: "Fracking chemicals should be disclosed"
    April 17, 2014

    PSR-Chesapeake helped launch legislation in Maryland to allow health professionals to learn what chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing. A Maryland newspaper penned a highly supportive editorial.

    Source: Frederick News-Post
  • Keeping the Lake Safe
    April 16, 2014

    A letter to the editor by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger and PSR Michigan's Stephanie Dernek.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • Budgets as Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life as We Know It
    April 11, 2014

    An op-ed by PSR Security Committee member Dr. Robert Dodge.

    Source: Common Dreams
  • Impact of smoky coal
    March 21, 2014

    PSR board member Alan Lockwood, MD was interviewed recently by an Irish radio station on the health effects of burning coal. The interview was requested by Irish Asthma Society.

    Source: The Last Word with Matt Cooper
  • Tests of 25 Mainers find high levels of chemicals used in plastics
    March 19, 2014

    Source: Bangor Daily News
  • Nuke Plant Incidents Renew Safety Questions
    March 13, 2014

    Chuck Johnson of Oregon and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility discusses the Columbia Generating Station, a controversial local nuclear plant.

    Source: Eugene Weekly
  • House panel supports Keystone XL pipeline
    March 12, 2014

    Florida PSR steering committee member Dr. Ron Saff testified against HB 281, which would encourage the president to give approval to the pipeline project. Dr. Saff said, "We should decrease our addiction to oil, not increase it with the Keystone pipeline."

    Source: The Florida Current
  • Federal chemical policy reform can protect health and jobs
    March 6, 2014

    An op-ed by PSR Toxics Program manager Kathy Attar and Texas PSR director Chris Masey.

    Source: Houston Chronicle
  • Taking action on climate change
    March 3, 2014

    An op-ed by UI student and Iowa PSR intern Julia Sanabria.

    Source: The Daily Iowan
  • Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?
    February 18, 2014

    San Francisco Bay Area PSR's Dr. Jeff Ritterman on public policy options to stop obesity.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Chemical Policy
    February 12, 2014

    A letter to the editor on the need for chemical reform in the U.S. co-authored by Chicago PSR's Dr. Sarah Lovinger.

    Source: Chicago Tribune
  • The Trillion Dollar Road to Armageddon
    February 8, 2014

    PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand and Bob Dodge on eliminating costly and dangerous nuclear weapons.

    Source: Common Dreams
  • Time to Face Nuclear Dangers
    February 7, 2014

    Western North Carolina PSR's Dr. Terry Clark writes on the dangers of nuclear weapons.

    Source: Asheville Citizen-Times
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  • September 28, 2016
    Speaking Tour: Heat Advisory
    PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood will visit 6 states this fall to highlight the health effects of climate change and speak about his new book, Heat Advisory.