Nuclear power is still too costly and too risky
June 10, 2011
An op-ed by Iowa PSR's Dr. Maureen McCue.
Source: Des Moines Register
Time to get our climate-change priorities straight and go solar
June 9, 2011
Arizona PSR President Dr. Barbara Warren urges the adoption of solar power.
Source: Tucson Citizen
US anti-nuclear campaign buoyed by German opt-out
June 2, 2011
"We're hoping that Merkel will talk to Obama about why Germany has decided to close down reactors earlier than proposed," said Michele Boyd of Physicians for Social Responsibility. "It is very important to show that you can have an industrial country that does not use nuclear energy."
Source: Agence France-Presse
Kids shouldn't need inhalers to enjoy summer
June 2, 2011
An op-ed co-authored by PSR Environment & Health Director Barb Gottlieb.
Source: CNN Opinion
Parent anger plays role in Japan's reversal of raised radiation limits at schools
May 29, 2011
PSR was among groups criticizing Japans' radiation standards at schools in Fukushima prefecture.
Source: Los Angeles Times
Clergy, doctors, industry debate new mercury rules at EPA hearing
May 24, 2011
Philadelphia PSR's Dr. Walter Tsou discuses a proposed EPA mercury rule.
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Demanding cleaner air will reduce health care costs
May 22, 2011
Under the Clean Air Act, for each dollar spent to clean our air there has been a health care cost savings of about $44 – and there are still dollars to be saved. PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood does the math in an op-ed.
Source: Buffalo News
Time for U.S. to end nuclear test explosions worldwide
May 20, 2011
Dr. Ira Helfand and Col. Richard Klass write in an op-ed in The Times Record, "Maine’s Sens. Collins and Snowe have the singular opportunity to lead a bipartisan majority to stop the worldwide testing of nuclear weapons."
Source: Times Record
Suspected Toxins Found in Baby Products
May 18, 2011
Ana Mascarenas of PSR-Los Angeles discusses the ubiquity of toxic flame retardants in household products.
Source: NBC Los Angeles
Reproductive health and the industrialized food system
May 12, 2011
SF PSR co-executive director Lucia Sayre has co-authored an article in Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, on chemicals in the food system. In it she provides an overview of how our industrialized food system contributes to adverse reproductive and developmental health impacts.
Source: Health Affairs
Environmental Toxins: What You're Not Being Told
May 7, 2011
Chicago PSR executive director Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes about the risks of environmental toxins and the impacts of nuclear disasters like the one in Japan.
Source: Huffington Post
EPA ratchets down radiation sampling in milk, water, says levels pose no public health threat
May 6, 2011
PSR board member and past president Dr. Ira Helfand discusses radiation exposure from nuclear accidents.
Source: Washington Post
Audio: RadioActive interview with Dr. Ira Helfand
May 5, 2011
Dr. Ira Helfand, past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, with a look at the medical perspectives on the use of nuclear weapons.
Physicians for Social Responsibility Honors Ten Students
May 3, 2011
On May 1st, 2011, the Sacramento Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility hosted the 2011 Scholarship Essay Contest Finals at the Dante Club in Sacramento.
Source: The Sacramento Press
U.S. doctors hit Tokyo radiation limit for kids
May 2, 2011
Physicians for Social Responsibility, a U.S. nonprofit organization of medical experts, has condemned as "unconscionable" the Japanese government's safety standards on radiation levels at elementary and junior high schools in nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.
Source: Japan Times
25th Anniversary of Chernobyl: Protesters voice nuclear concerns at State Capitol
April 28, 2011
PSR Colorado President Dr. Roberta Richardson spoke on the health risks of radiation.
Source: Denver Westword
California State Assembly Urged to Stand Up to Chemical Industry and Ban Bisphenol-A
April 27, 2011
Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles, explains the dangers of BPA.
Source: Kansas City infoZine
Woman at Fukushima Nuclear Plant Received Excess Level of Radiation
April 27, 2011
PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood explains the health hazards of radiation exposure.
Anti-nuke rally revels in Pueblo decision
April 27, 2011
A small anti-nuclear rally outside the Colorado state Capitol on Tuesday commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. The Colorado Coalition to Prevent Nuclear War and Colorado PSR hosted the event on the west steps of the Capitol.
Source: The Pueblo Cheiftan
Video: Chernobyl Catastrophe: 25th Anniversary of World’s Worst Nuclear Accident
April 26, 2011
PSR board member and past president Dr. Jeff Patterson discusses the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Click above to watch the video.
Source: Democracy Now