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Biological and Chemical Weapons

The commercial use of potentially hazardous biological and chemical materials makes them widely accessible and more difficult to curb through normal mechanisms. As a consequence, the risk posed by weapons using these materials are significant and require constant vigilance by our government and the public health community. This section will explore Physicians for Social Responsibility's research, policy perscriptions, and methods that activists can engage their local representatives to do more on this important issue. It is our responsibilty, as a medical voice, to make clear the risk associated with insufficient mitigation and adaptation to the risk posed by these terrible weapons in our country.

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    Thank the President for sending a delegation to the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons this December.

  • David vs. Goliath: Marshall Islands sues the nuclear powers

    To speed up action on disarmament, the Republic of Marshall Islands filed suit against all nine nuclear weapons states. Sign our petition to support this tiny but brave nation!

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In the Spotlight

  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.