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  • Take steps to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals
    April 7, 2012

    A helpful guide to avoiding harmful chemicals, co-authored by PSR Tampa Bay's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • Reducing air pollution benefits people, planet
    April 4, 2012

    A letter to the editor from PSR Board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.

    Source: Buffalo News
  • Nuclear risks too great
    April 1, 2012

    A letter to the editor from PSR Tampa Bay President Dr. Lynn Ringenberg.

    Source: Tampa Bay Times
  • U.S. should cut nuclear stockpile
    March 29, 2012

    An op-ed from PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: Newsday
  • No more Fukushimas
    March 11, 2012

    Chesapeake Bay Area PSR's Dr. Gwen DuBois writes that one year after the Japanese disaster, U.S. nuclear plants still face similar risks.

    Source: The Baltimore Sun
  • Nuclear Power Bill to be Considered by Commerce Committee on March 8
    March 7, 2012

    Three speakers, representing representing PSR/Iowa and other groups presented lessons learned from Fukushima and why they believe adding additional nuclear power in Iowa is a bad idea for environmental reasons.

    Source: Blog for Iowa
  • Interview with Dr. Ira Helfand
    March 7, 2012

    PSR Board member Dr. Ira Helfand discusses the dangers of nuclear power.

    Source: Late Nights with Jim Bohannon
  • Health Professionals Organize to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Worldwide
    March 5, 2012

    An article on the prevention of nuclear war by PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand and Howard Frumkin will be published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

    Source: The Lund Report
  • It's five minutes to midnight
    March 3, 2012

    PSR-Los Angeles Board member Dr. Robert Dodge on the need to reduce nuclear arsenals.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • Phase out reliance on coal and use efficient energies
    February 29, 2012

    A letter to the editor from Harrisburg PSR's Dr. James E. Jones.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • Tougher law needed
    February 26, 2012

    A letter to the editor from Maye Thompson of Oregon PSR on the Safe Chemicals Act.

    Source: The Oregonian
  • Expert and author on coal and health is in Fairbanks
    February 16, 2012

    Dr. Alan H. Lockwood, an Emeritus Professor of Neurology at the University of Buffalo and a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, was in Fairbanks as a guest of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Northern Alaska Environmental Center.

    Source: Fairbanks Daily News
  • O'Malley Makes Pitch For Offshore Wind Power
    February 15, 2012

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson explains the public health costs of coal-fired power plants.

    Source: WYPR
  • Obama Administration Cuts Vital Programs Combating Nuclear Terrorism
    February 14, 2012

    The prestigious Fissile Material Working Group included a quotation from Dr. Thomasson in their just released analysis of President Obama's FY 2013 budget.

    Source: Fissile Materials Working Group
  • Lessons from Fukushima
    February 7, 2012

    Dr. Barbara Warren on the public health dangers of nuclear power.

    Source: Tucson Citizen
  • Living in the dusty shadow of coal mining
    January 28, 2012

    While there has been limited research in Australia on the health effects of coal mining, extensive studies in the US by the Physicians for Social Responsibility found people living in high coal-producing counties had higher rates of cardiopulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension and kidney disease compared with people in non-coal-producing counties.

    Source: The Australian
  • Proposed clean car standards would save Pa. families money
    January 15, 2012

    Dr. Robert Little, co-chair of Harrisburg Physicians for Social Responsibility, explains the health impacts of particulate matter from car exhaust.

    Source: The Carlisle Sentinel
  • Nuclear plant opponents in Fla. voice concerns
    January 12, 2012

    Dr. Lynn Ringenberg, president of PSR Florida, said the new nuclear units just aren't worth the risk. It's been proven, she said, that even low levels of radiation can cause cancer.

    Source: Washington Examiner
  • EPA Passes Mercury Emissions Ruling
    January 12, 2012

    Arizona PSR participated in actions to encourage the EPA to pass more stringent mercury emmissions controls for industries such as coal plants, waste management of coal burning, and others. This article includes a statement from Arizona PSR on the good news of the EPA ruling.

  • Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
    January 6, 2012

    An op-ed by PSR Board member Dr. Jeff Patterson on the dangers of nuclear waste.

    Source: Santa Monica Daily Press
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