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.
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
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.
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
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
PSR-LA Asks for Review of EPA Action on Air Pollutants
January 4, 2012
PSR-Los Angeles, along with NRDC and Communities for a Better Environment, are asking a federal appeals court to review an action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that lets a local air quality agency avoid monitoring pollutants from area freeways.
Source: Long Beach Report
Republicans undermining environmental protections
December 28, 2011
A letter to the editor from PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Source: Buffalo News
Mercury poisoning still a problem in Maine, worldwide
December 22, 2011
An op-ed from PSR Maine Board member Dr. James H. Maier on the effects of mercury.
Source: Kennebec Journal
Video: Jeffrey Patterson on Nuclear Power and Human Health
December 6, 2011
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, former president of Physicians for Social Responsibility talks with Earth Focus about the links between nuclear power and human health.
Southenders air their concerns: Film featuring local interviews about Muscatine's air quality will be shown here next week
November 28, 2011
The short film "Southend," which was financed by Iowa PSR, features interviews with Muscatine, Iowa residents on the health effects of local air pollution.
Source: Muscatine Journal
Video: Toxic Toys
November 22, 2011
Dr. Lani Graham, PSR Maine board member, discusses the toxics found in children's toys.
Consider mining's bad health impacts
November 17, 2011
PSR Wisconsin member Dr. Robert T. Block explains the health impacts of a proposed mining bill in Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal
Students protest UI's use of coal
November 16, 2011
“We can’t afford to ignore the costs of coal,” Maureen McCue, director of Iowa PSR and an adjunct clinical professor in the UI College of Public Health, told advocates Wednesday.
Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
J&J steadily removing toxins from baby products
November 16, 2011
Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove traces of two harmful chemicals from its baby products around the world. PSR is among the groups that have urged the company to remove the cancer-causing chemicals.
Source: Associated Press
Keystone XL Pipeline Protest At The White House
November 7, 2011
PSR Board President Dr. John Rachow, a native Nebraskan and physician in Iowa, is featured talking about the impact of the pipeline on Nebraska.
Source: Huffington Post
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.