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  • 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: Tierramérica
  • 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
  • Conference radiates awareness of nuclear proliferation dangers
    April 14, 2010

    PSR member Dave Hall was among those rallying at Seattle University for an end to nuclear weapons.

    Source: Seattle University Spectator
  • Don't dismiss evidence of climate change
    April 13, 2010

    A letter to the editor from Harrisburg PSR president James E. Jones, MD on the science behind climate change.

    Source: The Patriot-News (Pennsylvania)
  • Legs Against Arms 5K race at St. Joseph's University
    April 12, 2010

    The fourth annual Legs Against Arms race in Philadelphia was sponsored by Philadelphia PSR.

    Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Obama's nuclear security budget should match his rhetoric
    April 9, 2010

    An op-ed from PSR Executive Director Dr. Peter Wilk on President Obama's nuclear weapons policy.

    Source: Des Moines Register
  • A new START for the world
    April 8, 2010

    An op-ed by PSR's Drs. Ira Helfand, Lynn Ringenberg, and Donald Mellman on the signing of the new START treaty between the US and Russia.

    Source: Tampa Tribune
  • Experts frighten with nuclear what-ifs
    April 6, 2010

    An article on PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand’s visit to Bates College on his speaking tour of Maine, where he discussed the dangers of nuclear war.

    Source: Lewiston Sun Journal
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