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PSR in the News

  • Air pollution is major public health problem
    November 2, 2012

    An op-ed from PSR member Dr. Jack Westman on the need for clean air.

    Source: The Capital Times
  • Threat of nuclear war still exists between U.S., Russia
    October 25, 2012

    An op-ed co-authored by PSR senior scientist Steven Starr.

    Source: The Columbia Missourian
  • Missile crisis anniversary a reminder than nuclear weapons must go
    October 23, 2012

    An op-ed by PSR members Raymond F. Graap, MD, and Schuyler Hilts, MD, Cmdr. (Ret.) USNR.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Petty politics holding up energy efficiency
    October 22, 2012

    An op-ed by PSR Arizona coordinator Dr. Barbara Warren.

    Source: Arizona Daily Star
  • Local impacts of coal exports unacceptable
    October 22, 2012

    An op-ed on the health impacts of transporting coal, written with the help of Oregon PSR.

    Source: Register-Guard
  • Clean Coal Is a Hoax, Mr. President, and You Know It, So Drop It
    October 17, 2012

    Coal mining and burning pollutants contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S., according to the Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Radio Smart Talk Interview with Dr. Andy Kanter
    October 9, 2012

    A radio interview with PSR president Andy Kanter, MD, MPH on nuclear power.

    Source: WITF
  • Coal’s Assault on Human Health: Physicians for Social Responsibility analyzes coal
    October 8, 2012

    Alan Lockwood, M.D., is a man with a mission -- to educate the public about the health effects of burning coal.

    Source: The Reader
  • The story behind Harrisburg's Peace Garden
    October 7, 2012

    The Peace Garden is the result of more than 20 years of successful collaboration between the city of Harrisburg and the Harrisburg-Hershey chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Patriot-News
  • Down to Earth with Dr. Alan Lockwood
    October 5, 2012

    Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with PSR board member Dr. Alan Lockwood, a physician and author of the new book, The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.

    Source: Earthjustice
  • Limerick nuclear plant pollutes, depletes water supply
    October 4, 2012

    Radiation can cause cancer and DNA damage. There’s no safe level, according to Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: The Mercury
  • Is the Department of Energy trying to smother Hanford critique?
    October 3, 2012

    Terms limits are proposed for Hanford Advisory Board, which oversees cleanup of the Hanford Site. Washington PSR currently holds a seat on the board.

    Source: Crosscut
  • Rally opposes coal-fired power plan
    October 3, 2012

    "The governor has gotten the message and she has taken a step," said Dr. Mike McCally of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

    Source: Las Cruces Sun-News
  • Family Planning: The Great Debate
    September 23, 2012

    Kimberly Carter, MD, APSR Board Member stated, “If we want healthy children, adults … healthy Texans, who are not going to continue to be a burden on the social welfare system, then we should champion ways to make individuals responsible for their contraception and personal health,” Dr. Carter was one of four panelists on “Family Planning: The Great Debate,” one of many topics discussed during the 2012 Texas Tribune Festival in Austin.

    Source: Texas Medical Association
  • The threat of a new nuclear arms race
    September 22, 2012

    A letter to the editor from PSR executive director Dr. Catherine Thomasson.

    Source: The Washington Post
  • Ronald Saff: Clock keeps ticking while climate keeps changing
    September 21, 2012

    Climate change is a serious threat to human health and the environment. Yet, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is approving permits for new biomass plants. At the same time, it is doing virtually nothing to cut down on the millions of tons of global-warming and disease-causing pollutants spewed yearly from Florida’s 12 coal-fired power plants.

    Source: Tallahassee Democrat
  • Myths And Facts About Coal
    September 20, 2012

    A November 2009 report by Physicians for Social Responsibility said the health consequences of coal "are multiple and have widespread and damaging impact."

    Source: Media Matters for America
  • Consumer study finds high levels of arsenic in rice products
    September 19, 2012

    Wisconsin Environmental Health Network's (WEHN) Dr. Elizabeth Neary, a pediatrician, says arsenic can harm babies who are still growing.

    Source: WKOW
  • Take tuna off school menus, group says
    September 19, 2012

    A coalition of consumer groups including PSR is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.

    Source: USA Today
  • Voters must press both parties to address climate change
    September 17, 2012

    Fortunately, a popular movement to minimize climate change is beginning (for example, see 350.org or Physicians for Social Responsibility), and government has taken some steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

    Source: Kennebec Journal
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