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Resources on Radiation and Health



PSR Press Briefing Audio, Video, Transcripts

September 8 News Conference on the six month anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster

April 26 Press Conference Radiation and the Risks to Public Health: Chernobyl, Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear

March 18 Press Briefing with Dr. Jeff Patterson

March 16 Press Briefing with Dr. Ira Helfand, Dr. David Richardson, and Dr. Marvin Resnikoff
Audio | Transcript

March 12 Press Conference with Dr. Ira Helfand and other nuclear experts
Audio | Transcript


PSR Press Releases and Statements

Remembering "3/11": Six Months After the Fukushima Reactor Disaster, Key Lessons Appear to be Going Unlearned
September 8, 2011

PSR Statement on the Nuclear Regulatory Near-Term Task Force Review of Fukushima Dai-ichi Disaster
July 13, 2011

PSR Statement on the Increase of Allowable Dose of Ionizing Radiation to Children in Fukushima Prefecture
April 29, 2011

Physicians for Social Responsibility Cites Flawed Evacuation Zones, Nuclear’s Health Risks on Chernobyl Anniversary
April 26, 2011

Plutonium Carries Serious Risks to Public Health and the Environment
March 30, 2011

Physicians for Social Responsibility Deeply Concerned About Reports of Increased Radioactivity in Food Supply
March 23, 2011
Japanese Translation

PSR Statement on Radiation Exposure in the United States from the Japan Nuclear Accident
March 21, 2011

Physicians for Social Responsibility Calls for a US Moratorium on New Nuclear Reactors, Citing Medical Risks
March 19, 2011

News Briefing: Radiation Impacts on Human Health of Japanese Reactor Crisis
March 16, 2011


PSR Factsheets, Reports and Presentations

PSR Main Points on Blue Ribbon Commission Draft Report (PSR)

Evacuation Zones for Nuclear Reactors (PSR Map)

The Lessons of Fukushima and Chernobyl Briefing Book (PSR)

Fukushima and the Future of Safe Energy in the United States (PSR presentation) 

Health risks of the releases of radioactivity from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors: Are they a concern for residents of the United States? (PSR, Prepared by Seth Tuler)

PSR Radiation and Public Health Fact Sheet (PSR)

The US and Nuclear Terrorism: Still Dangerously Unprepared (PSR report)

Children, Teens, and the Japan Disaster (PSR Sacramento)

Other Resources:

Basics of Radiation

The BEIR VII Study (National Academies’ National Research Council) 

FAQs About Radiation (California Department of Public Health)

Iodine guidelines in radiological emergency (FDA)

Science for the Vulnerable: Setting Radiation and Multiple Exposure Environmental Health Standards to Protect Those Most at Risk (Institute for Energy and Environmental Research)

Potassium Iodide fact sheet (CDC)

Nuclear Accidents and Radiation

Video: Marco Kaltofen on Airborne Radiation Spread (Hanford Challenge)

If the Unlikely Becomes Likely: Medical Response to Nuclear Accidents (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

In this nuclear world, what is the meaning of 'safe'? (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Statement from the Japanese organization Citizens' Nuclear Information Center (CNIC) on the Nuclear and Earthquake Disaster Unfolding in Japan (CNIC)

Page Updated February 28, 2018