Press Release

Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

August 2, 2023

Over 100 medical journals issued a resounding call for immediate action — drafted by IPPNW — to mitigate the escalating threat of nuclear war and accelerate the elimination of nuclear weapons.

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PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

July 13, 2023

PSR firmly opposes this transfer and the use of indiscriminate weapons by any country, regardless of combat circumstances. These weapons are inconsistent with public health and international law.

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PSR Executive Director Search

May 30, 2023

PSR recently launched a search for our next Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role in an organization with a 62-year history of working to abolish nuclear weapons and a 26-year history of working to protect human health from the grave threats of climate change.

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PSR Applauds Introduction of EPA Rules To Slash Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

May 15, 2023

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a set of proposed rules that would curb emissions of carbon pollution from new and existing coal and gas plants. Read our statement.

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New PSR Report Reveals Oil & Gas Companies Fracked New Mexico Wells with PFAS

April 12, 2023

PSR’s latest report on toxic PFAS chemicals in fracking spotlights New Mexico. Eighty percent of state residents get their drinking water from groundwater, making these “forever” chemicals particularly risky.

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PSR statement on the Reintroduction of the People Over Pentagon Bill

February 22, 2023

PSR is a proud supporter of the People Over Pentagon bill, and firmly believes that a $100 billion reduction in military spending is the minimum we must cut if we are to transform our society from a war economy to a sustainable economy of community care. 

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W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson to Become PSR Interim Executive Director on March 25, 2023

February 21, 2023

We are pleased to announce that W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson will become Interim Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2023.

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PSR Statement on the Ohio Train Derailment Disaster

February 20, 2023

Threats to public health created by such environmental disasters are all too common. And in most cases, we find public health and safety is compromised for the sake of corporate profit.

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EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions

February 17, 2023

“Millions are breathing cleaner air because of these protections under the Clean Air Act,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of PSR.

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PSR’s Statement on the Human Health Effects of Gas Stove Use

February 17, 2023

PSR warned that gas stoves emit toxic air pollutants that can cause lung damage and exacerbate asthma, as well as other harms to health.

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