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Informed activism is principled and effective activism. PSR aims to provide the best materials for its network of members and activists to work at the grassroots level against nuclear weapons, global warming, and environmental contamination. Select an Issue or Resource Type to search for up-to-date information to help you take action in your community.

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  • The Social Responsibility of Health Workers

    Because there would be little health workers could do to prepare for the consequences of a nuclear attack or to care for the victims, physicians and other health workers bare a social responsibility to work to prevent such an attack. Read more »

  • Is there a Nuclear Revival in the United States?

    Michele Boyd looks at public subsidies for nuclear power plants in the United States and examines whether this will lead to a revival in new constructions. Read more »

  • Zero Is the Only Option

    In March 2010, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and PSR docs Vic Sidel and Ira Helfand published a major new briefing paper on the global climate and health effects of nuclear war. Zero is the only option was produced for the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference. Read more »

  • War and Public Health

    Back in the 60s peace activists sported a bumper sticker that read: “War is not good for children and other living creatures.” In a way, that sums up Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel’s “War and Public Health,” where 46 experts on everything from epidemiology to international law weigh in on the authors’ central premise: “War and militarism have catastrophic effects on human health and well being.” Read more »

  • Letter to the President on the Arms Trade Treaty

    A group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners, including PSR's international affiliate IPPNW, signed this letter to President Obama asking him to take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty. Read more »

  • Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Pesticides

    Pesticides pose a health threat not only because of their toxicity, but also because of their widespread use in the U.S. Drinking water can be a significant source of chronic pesticide exposure, especially in agricultural regions where large quantities of pesticides are used. Read more »

  • New Global Warming Factsheets

    Five new fact sheets by PSR on the health impacts of global warming highlight information on heat-related illness, vector-borne disease, the impact on food supply, vulnerable populations, and global warming’s mental health effects. Read more »

  • Tabling Materials

    PSR tabling materials for outreach at students and informational fairs Read more »

  • Video: Heat's Deadly Effects

    Video of our second climate change webinar, on the health effects of extreme heat and its connection to climate change. Read more »

  • Heat's Deadly Effects

    PowerPoint presentation on how extreme heat affects health, and its relation to climate change. Read more »


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