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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I.C. resident bikes across Japan to raise awareness
    September 16, 2012

    In her bicycle trek across Japan last month, Iowa City resident Michelle Gin of Iowa PSR met a number of hibakusha, the Japanese term for survivors of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S. in 1945.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • How the Clean Air Act Has Saved $22 Trillion in Health-Care Costs
    September 7, 2012

    In an excerpt from The Silent Epidemic, neurologist and PSR board member Alan H. Lockwood examines how even if the entire cost of complying with the Clean Air Act were assumed by the federal government, we would still be vastly ahead financially.

    Source: The Atlantic
  • Toxic Coal Blues
    August 22, 2012

    According to Regna Merritt of Oregon Physicians of Social Responsibility, coal creates a substantial number of health risks, from the exposure to people working in coal mines, to the coal dust and diesel emitted along transportation routes, to the air pollution caused by burning the fossil fuel itself.

    Source: The Portland Observer
  • Health Care Community Pushes Back Against Ameren's Attempt To Stall On Emissions Reductions
    August 17, 2012

    Chicago Physicians for Responsibility Executive Director Dr. Sarah Lovinger warned that the potential health implications for residents should not be overshadowed because of economic concerns.

    Source: Progress Illinois
  • Johnson & Johnson to remove harsh chemicals from baby products
    August 15, 2012

    PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.

    Source: NBC News
  • Activists Stop Traffic at Navy's West Coast Trident Submarine Base on Hiroshima Anniversary
    August 7, 2012

    Activists representing Physicians for Social Responsibility, Washington Chapter, arrived at Ground Zero on Saturday during the Bike to the Bomb bicycle ride. Bike to the Bomb protests the use of nuclear weapons against the people of Japan, and spotlights the massive nuclear arsenal stored and deployed at Bangor.

    Source: Salem News
  • Remembering, learning from the 67th anniversary of the unthinkable
    August 7, 2012

    A letter to the editor from Iowa PSR's Ron Knief and Maureen McCue.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • From Hiroshima to Fukushima: A Nuclear Legacy
    August 2, 2012

    PSR leader Dr. Robert Dodge reminds us, "Our collective ability to effect change is far greater than we realize."

    Source: Ventura County Reporter
  • UI alumna hops on bike to spread the word
    July 29, 2012

    Iowa PSR's Michelle Gin is one of about three dozen activists from around the world set to pedal across Japan in August on a two-week, 300-mile trek that will take her from Nagasaki to Hiroshima in the name of global peace and the end of nuclear proliferation.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • Solution elusive for San Juan Generating Station
    July 25, 2012

    Abby Wear, executive director of the New Mexico chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said coal particulates are linked to cardiac and respiratory disease. "Coal is an assault on our health," Wear said.

    Source: Farmington Daily Times
  • Join fight for cleaner air in EPA proposal
    July 18, 2012

    An op-ed from PSR Sacramento President Dr. Harry Wang.

    Source: Sacramento Bee
  • Groups: U.S. Shares 'Mindset' Behind Japan's Nuclear Disaster
    July 12, 2012

    "American regulators and the federal government should take heed," said Physicians for Social Responsibility Executive Director Catherine Thomasson. "This report should serve as a warning that the U.S. has the same colluding system between industry, regulators and government."

    Source: Environment News Service
  • Coalition Calls for Renewable Energy Jobs
    July 10, 2012

    Dr. Maureen McCue, coordinator for the Iowa Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said moving to more sustainable energy sources would better the health of Iowans.

    Source: Iowa City Press Citizen
  • The World Bank's Chance to Clean Up Its Coal Act
    July 5, 2012

    PSR President Dr. Andrew S. Kanter co-authored this piece on the global health impacts of coal.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • Coal trains bring asthma, heart disease
    July 4, 2012

    Letter to the Editor from PSR's Dr. Martin Donohoe.

    Source: The Portland Tribune
  • ‘Gang of Eight’ Utilities Spent Millions Lobbying and Litigating Against EPA Action While Pollution Contributes to Over 10,000 Deaths
    June 20, 2012

    “Coal pollutants contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic respiratory diseases,” said Catherine Thomasson, MD, executive director of PSR. “The damage they do to health is severe and widespread. It’s vital that these dirty emissions be reduced. If not, thousands of Americans will needlessly suffer illnesses and premature deaths.”

    Source: Salem News
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