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PSR Testimony on Toxic Mercury Pollution

Issue: air pollution | children's health | coal | environment & health | environmental justice | federal government | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: testimony

On September 8th, 2021, Barbara Gottlieb, Environment and Health Program director, represented Physicians for Social Responsibility in front of the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB). She commented on the need for the EPA to reinstate their Mercury and Air Toxics rule, which was cut during the previous administration. This rule limits toxic …

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Building Electrification, Climate, and Health: An Advocacy Toolkit

Issue: climate change | environment & health | environmental justice | fracking & methane

Type: advocacy materials | toolkit

A toolkit of resources on building electrification, featuring materials created by PSR chapters.


Letter to EPA on Methane and VOC

Issue: air pollution | environment & health | federal government | fracking & methane

Type: letter to policymaker

PSR, joined by 29 other health organizations and 9 PSR chapters, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Regan requesting strong action to control methane and VOC emissions from the oil and gas industry.


Video: Fracking with Your Health

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video

Physicians for Social Responsibility aren’t fracking with your health. It’s time our energy sources did the same.


Improving the Built Environment to Reduce Indoor Heat-Related Illnesses and Deaths

Issue: climate change | environment & health

Type: report

Greater Boston PSR Heat waves can produce dangerous indoor heat, especially for people who don’t have or can’t afford air conditioning. Heat pumps can help. Download


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Slideshow

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: powerpoint

Slide presentation summarizing PSR’s latest report, “Fracking with ‘Forever’ Chemicals.”


Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: report

This report presents previously unpublicized evidence that major oil and gas companies, including ExxonMobil and Chevron, have used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), or substances that could degrade into PFAS, in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas in more than 1,200 wells in six U.S. states. Toxic in minuscule concentrations, these man-made chemicals accumulate …

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Webinar: Exposé on use in fracking of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals

Issue: environment & health | fracking & methane | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: video

PSR has released an important exposé documenting the use of previously unknown, highly dangerous chemicals in fracking. Watch our webinar on these groundbreaking findings below.


Nuclear Weapons Community Cost Calculator

Issue: nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheet | toolkit

Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-Los Angeles Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities. See what the costs are in your community.


No First Use Fact Sheet

Issue: federal government | foreign policy | no first use | nuclear weapons | U.S. nuclear policy

Type: fact sheet

Fact sheet from PSR on the No First Use Act, introduced by Rep. Adam Smith and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, which would restrict the United States from using nuclear weapons except in response to a nuclear attack.