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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 »

  • War Is Not the Answer

    The crisis with Iran has been building since 2002, when groups opposed to the clerical Iranian government first began to reveal previously hidden details of Iran's nuclear program. The United States has reacted to these developments with dangerous rhetoric that reflects a lack of awareness of the human and security toll that a military strike would create. 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 »

  • Steps to Zero - Grand Rounds (for Health Professional Audiences)

    This PowerPoint presentation focuses on the current dangers presented by nuclear weapons--and the vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and steps our nation can take to make that vision a reality. 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 »

  • Climate and Health Effects of Regional Nuclear War

    Recent studies have shown that even a “limited” nuclear conflict, involving as few as 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs, would have global climate implications. Among the most serious consequences, a significant cooling of the earth's surface would curtail growing seasons for a decade or more, affecting the food security of billions of people far removed from the area of conflict. Read more »

  • Writing an Effective Letter to the Editor

    Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to influence your community and your legislators. The letters page is among the most widely read pages of the newspaper. 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 »

 

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