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  • War and Public Health: The Role of Medical Students in Working for Peace
    November 7, 2011

    View the video presentation delivered by Victor W. Sidel, M.D., a founder and former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility. The event took place on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at UC Davis MIND Institute.

  • Pipeline protesters encircle the White House
    November 6, 2011

    "Worst of all about the pipeline is it will deepen our dependency on oil, contributing to ever-worsening climate chaos," said Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Grist
  • Video: Stop Nuclear Weapons!
    November 4, 2011

    Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility gives a detailed description of what it would be like if a 20-megaton nuclear bomb were to explode in a city.

    Source: Occupy Kansas City
  • More bikes, healthier cities
    November 2, 2011

    PSR Board member Dr. Jonathan Patz co-authored this study that shows the dramatic benefits of biking for environmental and public health.

    Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Taking toxins out of baby shampoo
    November 1, 2011

    PSR has joined with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to urge consumers to boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products until the company agrees to remove the chemicals from its baby products sold around the world.

    Source: Associated Press
  • Hundreds Gather in Seattle for Healthy Hospital Food Conference
    October 25, 2011

    "I think this is the most energized and inspiring group of people I have been around," said Lucia Sayre, co-chair of the HFHC program and Co-Director, Bay Area Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • Protect the children from dangerous chemicals
    October 23, 2011

    An op-ed by PSR Maine member Dr. Paul Liebow on the Safe Chemicals Act.

    Source: Lewiston Sun-Journal
  • Environmental groups call for State Dept to step aside on oil pipeline from Canada
    October 4, 2011

    The request by Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups including PSR was the latest skirmish in a long-running battle over a plan by Calgary-based TransCanada to build a massive pipeline to carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in Alberta to refineries in Texas.

    Source: Associated Press
  • If You Can't Breathe, You Can't Work
    September 28, 2011

    Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Dr. Peter Wilk, related the specific dangers that emanate from particulate matter air pollution.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Maine family part of Capitol Hill news conference attacking GOP regulatory bills
    September 21, 2011

    The news conference is being held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Cal., the chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and will include public health experts from the American Lung Association and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Portland Press Herald
  • Austin area's ozone at worst levels since 2006
    September 21, 2011

    Dr. Elliot Trester of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility said that young people, the elderly and fetuses are at risk for serious and potentially lifelong complications when exposed to high levels of smog.

    Source: AMERICAN-STATESMAN
  • Worst smog season since 2006
    September 21, 2011

    Dr. Elliot Trester is part of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility. He said he is seeing more respiratory cases and it's likely because of the smog in the air.

    Source: Austin News
  • The wrong move on ozone emissions
    September 9, 2011

    A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood on President Obama's rejection of new ozone standards.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • Six Months After "3/11": Experts to Discuss Where Nuclear Power Stands After Fukushima Disaster
    September 7, 2011

    PSR board member Dr. Andy Kanter will speak on the dangers of nuclear power during this telephone press briefing.

    Source: Digital Journal
  • A bad decision for our health
    September 7, 2011

    A letter to the editor from PSR Sacramento president Dr. Harry Wang.

    Source: The Sacramento Bee
  • Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act Passes CA Senate
    August 31, 2011

    Executive Director of PSR-LA, Martha Dina Arguello, described the vote as "part of reasserting California's leadership on environmental health protections."

    Source: Ms. Magazine
  • Climate Change Committee prepares for the heat
    August 25, 2011

    A profile of Tucson's Climate Change Committee, of which PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren is a member.

    Source: News 13
  • Going to jail for the environment
    August 22, 2011

    An op-ed on tar sands oil co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Cindy Parker.

    Source: The Baltimore Sun
  • missile_toss WPSR Member in Trident Missile action
    August 18, 2011

    Rev. Anne Hall, longtime WPSR member and past board member was arrested with three others for symbolic action, blocking the road to the Trident Submarine Base at Bangor, WA Aug. 8th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm4AMvphv2w

    Source: leonard eiger, todd boyle
  • Doctors Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance From Factory Farming
    August 16, 2011

    Lucia Sayre, co-executive director at the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of PSR, says tapping the power and respect of the medical community can provide the necessary boost to change the food industry.

    Source: Huffington Post
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