Physicians Work to Bring Back the Anti-Nuclear Movement

November 11, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians Work to Bring Back the Anti-Nuclear Movement

This article covers Washington PSR’s work on nuclear weapons abolition.

Minuteman Missile

Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Is One of Trump’s Most Dangerous Moves Yet

November 2, 2018 Comments Off on Withdrawing from the INF Treaty Is One of Trump’s Most Dangerous Moves Yet

Op-ed by Martin Fleck, Director of PSR’s Nuclear Weapons Abolition Program, in Foreign Policy in Focus.

We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home

November 1, 2018 Comments Off on We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home

Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein in Common Dreams.

Nuclear Attack: Destruction of Medical Infrastructure. Hiroshima 1945 - Nurses: 88% dead; Hospitals: 80% destroyed; Doctors: 90% dead.

Nuclear Weapons Fright! Trump’s INF Treaty Pull-out, Nuke War’s Impact–Robert Dodge of PSR

October 31, 2018 Comments Off on Nuclear Weapons Fright! Trump’s INF Treaty Pull-out, Nuke War’s Impact–Robert Dodge of PSR

Nuclear Hotseat Podcast interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Robert Dodge.

The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change—Med Students Can Help

October 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change—Med Students Can Help

Op-ed by Student PSR member Sidhant Gugale, a second year medical student at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Texans can determine the future of planet Earth

October 18, 2018 Comments Off on Texans can determine the future of planet Earth

Op-ed from Texas PSR’s Matt McCurdy, MD for the Houston Chronicle.

Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons

Op-ed by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD for The Capital Times.

I am going all in on Initiative 1631

October 12, 2018 Comments Off on I am going all in on Initiative 1631

Op-ed by Washington PSR’s Mark Vossler, MD for the Redmond Reporter.

Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb!

October 10, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb!

Radio interview with PSR-Wisconsin’s Paula Rogge, MD and Vicki Elson on the UN Ban Treaty, financial divestiture in companies which support the nuclear weapon industry, and Senate Bill 2047, which aims to prohibit a first-strike nuclear attack of North Korea.

Climate Change Is Already a Public Health Crisis—Just Look at Puerto Rico

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on Climate Change Is Already a Public Health Crisis—Just Look at Puerto Rico

Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein for In These Times.

Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

May 1, 2024 Comments Off on Significant Wins for Environment & Health in New Biden Administration Rules

PSR applauds the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Agriculture for their recently finalized rules that will help to improve the health of communities nationwide. PSR and our members submitted comments on four of these rules to ensure that they strongly protected public health. 

Quotes from National Health and Medical Organizations in Response to EPA’s New Cleaner Cars Standards

March 20, 2024 Comments Off on Quotes from National Health and Medical Organizations in Response to EPA’s New Cleaner Cars Standards

Press release from the American Lung Association on EPA’s new rule on tailpipe emissions from new cars, with quotes from PSR Executive Director Brian Campbell, PhD and Board Member Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN.

U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

January 8, 2024 Comments Off on U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

PSR National, PSR Colorado and other groups have filed suit against the U.S. DOT and USFS for approving a public trail to be built on land contaminated with plutonium.

Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

December 28, 2023 Comments Off on Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

PSR urgently calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. We urge the international community to prioritize providing essential medical supplies, restoring healthcare facilities, and supporting water and sanitation infrastructure.

PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

November 1, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Brian Campbell, PhD, has accepted the offer to serve as PSR’s next Executive Director, effective November 1, 2023.

PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

As advocates for health and well-being, we call for immediate international attention and humanitarian intervention to ensure the swift delivery of essential supplies, including fuel and medicines, to Gaza.

New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

The new report, by Physicians for Social Responsibility, details the risks from injecting PFAS into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells, as well as risks from the disposal of millions of tons of liquid and solid waste associated with the wells.

Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

October 23, 2023 Comments Off on Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

Letter from Pennsylvania health and environment groups to state officials urging a ban on the use of PFAS in fracking.

PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

October 10, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

The violence in the region, coupled with Israel’s possession of a nuclear arsenal, presents a precarious situation with profound implications.

EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

August 22, 2023 Comments Off on EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disappointed in the EPA’s decision to delay updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone.