Press Room Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) asserts a strong medical voice on the gravest threats to health. PSR mobilizes physicians and health professionals to advocate for climate solutions and a nuclear weapons-free world. For interviews with PSR’s experts, contact PSR at psrnatl@psr.org or (202) 667-4260.

PSR Statement on the Murder of Indigenous Forest Defender, Manuel “Tortuguita” Esteban Paez Terán

January 27, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Murder of Indigenous Forest Defender, Manuel “Tortuguita” Esteban Paez Terán

PSR mourns the death of Tortuguita, and condemns state violence enacted against environmentalists in the United States and abroad. 

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PSR Statement on the 2023 Doomsday Clock Announcement

January 24, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the 2023 Doomsday Clock Announcement

This announcement by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moving the Clock closer to midnight reminds us that we cannot prepare for nuclear war, we must prevent it.

A Message from Our Executive Director

January 23, 2023 Comments Off on A Message from Our Executive Director

PSR today announced that Jeff Carter, who has led the organization as its Executive Director since 2017, will step down later this year.

PSR Staff Testifies Before EPA on Proposed Methane Rule

January 12, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Staff Testifies Before EPA on Proposed Methane Rule

PSR staff testified to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during hearings to pass a proposed rule reducing leaks of methane and other harmful pollutants from oil and gas operations across the country. 

PSR Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Soot Standard

January 9, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the EPA’s Proposed Soot Standard

PSR is disappointed by the EPA’s lax decision to propose an annual health standard for soot that does not prioritize human health.

PSR Advises Biden: Rewrite the Nuclear Posture Review

October 28, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Advises Biden: Rewrite the Nuclear Posture Review

The NPR disregards the increasing numbers of Americans who are calling to redirect these resources to urgent needs like food insecurity, access to health care, and the climate change crisis — to name just a few. 

PSR Statement on the Escalating Nuclear Threat in Ukraine

October 19, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Escalating Nuclear Threat in Ukraine

It is critical that we all understand that any use of nuclear weapons – tactical, low-yield, or otherwise – would have catastrophic health impacts for the immediate victims and our collective future.

Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

September 29, 2022 Comments Off on Oil and Gas Companies Have Used PFAS in Ohio Wells; ‘Trade Secret’ Laws Limit Public’s Ability to Know Full Extent of Use

Previously unpublicized information unearthed by PSR shows that a class of extremely toxic and persistent chemicals known as PFAS has been used in Ohio’s oil and gas wells since at least 2013.

PSR Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act Becoming Law

August 18, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act Becoming Law

PSR celebrates President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act, making it the law of the land and solidifying the nation’s largest investment ever to address the climate crisis.

PSR Statement on the Nuclear Famine Report

August 15, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Nuclear Famine Report

The report from Dr. Lili Xia, Dr. Alan Robock and their colleagues confirms our worst fears about the health consequences of nuclear weapons.

Misinformation on gas stoves is swirling around the internet. Here’s what you need to know

January 16, 2023 Comments Off on Misinformation on gas stoves is swirling around the internet. Here’s what you need to know

Op-ed by Dr. Robert Gould of San Francisco Bay Area PSR in the San Francisco Chronicle on the health impacts of gas stoves.

Living with a gas stove? Tips for minimizing health risks

December 26, 2022 Comments Off on Living with a gas stove? Tips for minimizing health risks

This KNKX Public Radio article features health tips from Washington PSR’s Dr. Annemarie Dooley.

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Your gas stove is an expensive chain-smoker

December 22, 2022 Comments Off on Your gas stove is an expensive chain-smoker

Op-ed in Pinal Central from PSR Arizona’s Dr. Eve Shapiro.

Retailers may not inform consumers of gas stove health risks upon purchase: report

December 14, 2022 Comments Off on Retailers may not inform consumers of gas stove health risks upon purchase: report

PSR’s Barbara Gottlieb is quoted on the health impacts of gas stove pollution in this Changing America article.

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Criticism grows on new Peabody peaker plant

December 8, 2022 Comments Off on Criticism grows on new Peabody peaker plant

Salem News article quoting Greater Boston PSR Board Chair Dr. Brita Lundberg.

Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

December 7, 2022 Comments Off on Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park

EarthJustice press release quoting David Spence, MD, board president of PSR Arizona.

Buh-Bye, Gas! Come January, New Buildings In LA Will Have To Be Fully Electric

December 7, 2022 Comments Off on Buh-Bye, Gas! Come January, New Buildings In LA Will Have To Be Fully Electric

LAist article quoting Maro Kakoussian, climate justice manager at PSR-Los Angeles.

The Elusive Quest for Environmental Justice at Hunters Point

December 5, 2022 Comments Off on The Elusive Quest for Environmental Justice at Hunters Point

Earth Island Journal article quoting PSR San Francisco Bay PSR President Dr. Robert M. Gould.

It’s All About the Bomb

November 25, 2022 Comments Off on It’s All About the Bomb

Op-ed in The Progressive by Alfred Meyer, PSR Board Member.

Massachusetts Utilities Hope Hydrogen and Biomethane Can Keep the State Cooking, and Heating, With Gas

November 18, 2022 Comments Off on Massachusetts Utilities Hope Hydrogen and Biomethane Can Keep the State Cooking, and Heating, With Gas

Inside Climate News article quoting Andee Krasner of Greater Boston PSR.