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  • 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.

    Source: WGME
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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