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  • A good START on weapons control
    July 16, 2010

    A letter to the editor from PSR Maine's David E. Clark on the New START Treaty.

    Source: Portland Press Herald (Maine)
  • State misses an opportunity with cave-in to coal
    July 11, 2010

    Washington PSR President Steven Gilbert discusses a recent Washington state coal agreement in this op-ed.

    Source: The News Tribune (Washington state)
  • Green energy should not include nuclear
    June 28, 2010

    Dr. Richard Clapp, a former board member of Greater Boston PSR, writes an op-ed on the costs of nuclear energy.

    Source: Fall River Herald News (Massachusetts)
  • State Deal with Washington Coal Plant a "Huge Disappointment"
    June 24, 2010

    Dr. Steven Gilbert of Washington PSR discusses the health effects of mercury emissions from coal plants.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • Did the Nuclear Industry and Politicians Learn Anything from the BP Oil Spill?
    June 24, 2010

    This article quotes PSR on the dangers of deregulating nuclear reactors, as proposed in the American Power Act.

    Source: CleanTechnica
  • EPA Forced to Review Pesticide Testing on Humans
    June 24, 2010

    The Environmental Protection Agency will rewrite its policy on testing pesticides on humans after a settlement with environmental groups including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: Environment News Service
  • Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy
    June 22, 2010

    Chicago PSR president Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes on the health effects of climate change and the need for a green energy economy.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Beyond a nonproliferation treaty
    June 19, 2010

    Dr. Robert Dodge of PSR Los Angeles discusses his role as a delegate representing PSR at the recent Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • Start with the experts' view on arms control
    June 18, 2010

    An op-ed by PSR President Dr. Jeff Patterson on the New START treaty.

    Source: Des Moines Register
  • Do your allergies seem to get worse each year?
    June 15, 2010

    Dr. James Jones of Harrisburg PSR explains how air pollution has worsened allergies.

    Source: Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
  • Farm Worker Health Act Passed by Calif. State Assembly
    June 3, 2010

    The measure, cosponsored by PSR Los Angeles, will reduce pesticide poisoning in California by streamlining the tracking of pesticide usage and worker pesticide exposure by state officials.

    Source: California Newswire
  • Colorado's big carbon spill
    May 27, 2010

    An opinion piece on a Colorado coal plant cites PSR's recent "Coal's Assault on America's Health" report.

    Source: Daily Camera
  • New study links pesticides to ADHD
    May 20, 2010

    PSR Board Member Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses the effects of pesticides on the brain.

    Source: WIVB
  • Nuclear Power Industry Welcomes Health Effects Study
    May 18, 2010

    PSR's Safe Energy Director Michele Boyd on the potential health impacts of nuclear power.

    Source: DailyFinance
  • Environmental Health Risks: Not Just Cancer
    May 14, 2010

    PSR's Environment & Health Director Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood discusses the risk of cancer from environmental toxins.

    Source: Public News Service
  • Students to UI: Stop burning coal
    May 6, 2010

    Student PSR and other groups at the University of Iowa are urging the school to stop burning coal at the campus power plant.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • Declaration of Clean Energy Independence: We Need a Road Map to a Coal Free Future
    May 6, 2010

    The Physicians for Social Responsibility recently found that coal "contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S. and is responsible for increasing the incidence of major diseases."

    Source: Huffington Post
  • The health costs of war are lasting and monumental, UW conference finds
    May 5, 2010

    With a long and celebrated experience of documenting how wars affect global health, members of the Nobel-prize winning Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) presented evidence of the monumental cost as well as severity of health complications occasioned by wars; the escalation in the numbers of war victims and how war situations have worsened global health.

    Source: Seattle Post Global
  • Ventura doctor heading to UN nuclear conference
    April 30, 2010

    Ventura Country PSR's Dr. Robert Dodge has been selected as one of two Californians to serve on the U.S. Delegation to the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 2010 Review Conference in New York City.

    Source: Ventura County Star
  • EPA to review polluted sites for cleanup
    April 28, 2010

    The Sierra Club environmental group and Physicians for Social Responsibility asked the EPA to reinvestigate the complex earlier this month after reports of employee illnesses possibly linked to pollution. Dr. Peter Wilk, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, called the reassessment a "step towards healing this wrong."

    Source: Jefferson City News Tribune
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