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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Coal, a Silent Killer
    April 26, 2010

    An interview with PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood on coal's effect on health and the recent "Coal's Assault on Human Health" report, which he authored.

    Source: TierramĂ©rica
  • EPA to reconsider superfund designation for Bannister site
    April 26, 2010

    The EPA will reconsider the status of a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri, after pressure from PSR and Sierra Club to put the site on the Superfund National Priorities List.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • How Bad Is It? Toxin Hunt OK'd in KC (Audio)
    April 26, 2010

    Ann Suellentrop of Kansas City PSR discusses the toxic waste at a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri, which the EPA has now agreed to investigate.

    Source: KCUR
  • US Expert In Chile Addresses Negative Health Effects Of Coal-Based Energy
    April 23, 2010

    Greenpeace-Chile has invited Dr. Alan Lockwood to present a recently released report from the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility about the negative health effects of coal-based energy.

    Source: Santiago Times
  • War's toll on public health
    April 23, 2010

    Public policy and funding has yet to grasp war's heavy toll on non-soldiers as a public-health problem. Smart minds at the University of Washington's Department of Global Health and the Physicians for Social Responsibility appropriately seek to change that.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • UW conference to battle the ravages of war
    April 23, 2010

    When Evan Kanter adds up the costs of war, he doesn't only consider the cost of fighter jets and tanks, he also counts his patients at a veterans hospital in Seattle, where he works as a psychiatrist treating active-duty military personnel and veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    Source: Seattle Times
  • A reminder
    April 22, 2010

    A letter to the editor on Earth Day quotes PSR's recent "Coal's Assault on Human Health" report.

    Source: Centre Daily Times (Pennsylvania)
  • Former Bannister workers and families tell of deadly diseases
    April 21, 2010

    PSR and Sierra Club are urging the EPA to investigate pollution from a former nuclear weapon parts plant in Missouri.

    Source: Kansas City Star
  • UW conference to explore the impact of war on health
    April 21, 2010

    Co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, the conference will define preventing war and reducing violence as an emerging area of study and practice for people in the global health field, how students and professionals can promote peace, and how to develop new global health leaders who are focused on that goal.

    Source: Seattle Times
  • A Fork in the Road on Nuclear Weapons (Audio)
    April 21, 2010

    Speaking in Maine features a talk by Col. Richard Klass (Ret.) and Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility. They discuss medical and military perspectives on this question and other nuclear security issues.

    Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  • From meatloaf to less meat: Bay Area hospitals start serving the healthy food they promote (Audio)
    April 20, 2010

    Lena Brook of San Francisco Bay Area PSR discusses the health and environmental benefits of bringing healthier foods into hospitals.

    Source: San Francisco Chronicle
  • No Plasma Gasification op-ed in The Oregonian
    April 19, 2010

    Oregon PSR Board Member Joseph Miller's No Plasma Gasification op-ed, April 15th issue

    Source: The Oregonian
  • Allergies another unfortunate result of climate change
    April 18, 2010

    PSR's Dr. James Plumb explains how air pollution and heat waves impact human health.

    Source: Hazleton Standard-Speaker (Pennsylvania)
  • Dr. Bruce Barrett: Strengthen Clean Energy Jobs Act
    April 15, 2010

    PSR Wisconsin's Dr. Bruce Barrett argues for a stronger Clean Energy Jobs Act in this letter to the editor.

    Source: Wisconsin State Journal
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