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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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PSR in the News

  • Duke Energy won't build nuclear plant
    August 1, 2013

    Duke Energy is scuttling plans for a nuclear power facility in the state. Duke Energy has been charging nuclear cost recovery fees for the planned $24.7 billion plant in Levy County. Through these fees, Duke customers have paid $1.5 billion for the Levy County plant so far.

    Source: Bay News 9
  • Nurse protests nuclear weapons at local plant
    July 30, 2013

    Greater Kansas City PSR's Ann Suellentrop, MSRN, was arrested during a protest of the Kansas City Nuclear Weapons Plant. Many other PSR members participated in the protest.

    Source: Kansas City Nursing News
  • Nuclear waste bill endangers public health
    July 20, 2013

    California PSR chapter leaders on the dangers of nuclear waste.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • The courage to act on climate change
    July 10, 2013

    PSR Executive Director Dr. Catherine Thomasson co-authored this op-ed on the need for action on climate change.

    Source: The Roanoke Times
  • No such thing as a safe number of nukes
    June 20, 2013

    An op-ed co-authored by PSR board member Dr. Ira Helfand.

    Source: CNN
  • Do we need nuclear power plants? No: Toxic waste too dangerous
    June 19, 2013

    An op-ed on the dangers of nuclear power co-authored by PSR Los Angeles member Dr. John Goldenring.

    Source: U-T San Diego
  • Nuclear is not the answer
    May 30, 2013

    A letter to the editor from Dr. Gwen L. DuBois, Chesapeake PSR steering committee member.

    Source: Baltimore Sun
  • Greens to Corps: 'Comprehensive' coal study a must
    May 22, 2013

    PSR is among groups asking for a “single, comprehensive” environmental impact statement on proposed coal terminals in Washington State.

    Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Video: East Bay Lawmaker Wants Toxics Out of Insulation
    May 3, 2013

    Sarah Janssen, MD, speaking on behalf of NRDC and PSR, discusses the health impact of toxic flame retardants.

    Source: KCBS
  • Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?
    April 29, 2013

    Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Audio: Political Perspectives
    April 26, 2013

    Radio interview with Oregon PSR leaders and essay contest winners discussing the Particles on the Wall exhibit, which focuses on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

    Source: KBOO
  • PSR chapters in Oregon and Washington Hire Economist to Evaluate Nuclear Plant
    April 23, 2013

    PSR will be working with economist Robert McCullough to examine the business case for an early retirement of the Columbia Generating Station nuclear power plant.

    Source: Wall Street Journal
  • Protesters Rally Outside DEP Offices On Earth Day To Fight Marcellus Shale Fracking
    April 22, 2013

    PSR-Philadelphia board member Walter Tsou, MD MPH, joined protests against hydraulic fracturing, a form of natural gas extraction that exposes nearby residents to toxic gases and fluids.

    Source: CBS Philly
  • Earth is at risk: Unless we change our ways, future generations will inherit a hostile planet
    April 21, 2013

    An Earth Day op-ed by PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood.

  • Coal Communities Fear 'Fly Ash' Poses Deadly Threat
    April 14, 2013

    This article on fly ash from coal cites PSR's report "Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment" on the health effects of coal ash.

    Source: CBN
  • Fracking bill passes CA Senate committee
    April 9, 2013

    A provision protecting trade secrets led PSR Los Angeles, which backed the general principle of regulating fracking, to oppose the legislation.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • No end to Nevada’s quest for water
    April 6, 2013

    PSR physicians urge Utah to resist Nevada's attempt to seize water rights warning it could turn "arid western Utah into a dust bowl" and increase particulate pollution endangering residents' health.

    Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
  • The Promise of Prague, Self-Assured Destruction and Taxes
    April 3, 2013

    PSR member Dr. Robert Dodge calls on our nation's leaders to reign in the wasteful spending on nuclear weapons that saps our cities' resources needed for "education, healthcare, infrastructure, energy conservation and development of renewable energy sources."

    Source: Las Vegas Informer
  • Notable Quotables on Gun Violence in Philadelphia
    March 29, 2013

    At a PSR/Philadelphia sponsored event on gun violence prevention, Dr. C. William Schwab made clear the urgent need for action. “We kill more children with guns in America than all the other combined G-20 countries. That’s a terrible thing to say about we the people of the United States.”

    Source: PhillyNow
  • Savanah River Site Not for Spent Fuel
    March 27, 2013

    PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson and U.S. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) find some common ground as both oppose using the Savannah River Site as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel from across the country

    Source: Aiken Standard
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In the Spotlight

  • November 5, 2017
    APHA 2017 Health Activist Dinner
    The Health Activist Dinner at American Public Health Association's annual meeting will include the presentation of the Edward Barsky Award to PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.