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 Executive Director Search

May 30, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Executive Director Search

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.

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

May 15, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Applauds Introduction of EPA Rules To Slash Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

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.

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

April 12, 2023 Comments Off on New PSR Report Reveals Oil & Gas Companies Fracked New Mexico Wells with PFAS

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.

PSR statement on the Reintroduction of the People Over Pentagon Bill

February 22, 2023 Comments Off on PSR statement on the Reintroduction of the People Over Pentagon Bill

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. 

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

February 21, 2023 Comments Off on W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson to Become PSR Interim Executive Director on March 25, 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.

PSR Statement on the Ohio Train Derailment Disaster

February 20, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Ohio Train Derailment Disaster

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.

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

February 17, 2023 Comments Off on EPA’s Final Rule to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Will Protect Millions from Toxic Power Plant Emissions

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

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

February 17, 2023 Comments Off on PSR’s Statement on the Human Health Effects of Gas Stove Use

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

U.S. Missile Launch at Vandenberg Worsens Global Nuclear Tensions

February 15, 2023 Comments Off on U.S. Missile Launch at Vandenberg Worsens Global Nuclear Tensions

The United States should employ common sense, and discontinue all unnecessary military exercises that escalate the possibility of a nuclear conflict. 

PSR Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

February 9, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols

PSR stands with health professionals who have long argued that police violence and systemic racism are a public health issue.

Dr. Ladapo should resign

February 28, 2024 Comments Off on Dr. Ladapo should resign

Letter to the editor in the Tampa Bay Times by Drs. Lynn Ringenberg and Ron Saff of PSR Florida, on Florida’s measles outbreak.

A Warning about Radioactive Air Pollution from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

February 24, 2024 Comments Off on A Warning about Radioactive Air Pollution from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

Op-ed in CommonWealth Beacon by Greater Boston PSR members Dr. Brita Lundberg, Dr. Joe Hodgkin and Dr. Susan Racine.

Unearthing Black Voices Against Nuclear Weapons

February 21, 2024 Comments Off on Unearthing Black Voices Against Nuclear Weapons

Article by Maylene Hughes, Grassroots Organizing and Policy Coordinator for PSR-LA’s Nuclear Threats program, in the Back from the Brink Beacon.

Aerial shot of fracking sites

How a Legal Loophole Allows Gas Leaks to Keep on Flowing

February 13, 2024 Comments Off on How a Legal Loophole Allows Gas Leaks to Keep on Flowing

Yale Environment 360 article quoting PSR Pennsylvania.

A prescription for peace in Gaza: Use America’s leverage

February 12, 2024 Comments Off on A prescription for peace in Gaza: Use America’s leverage

Op-ed in the Des Moines Register from PSR’s Drs. Yazeed Ibrahim, Ira Helfand, Robert Dodge, and David E. Drake.

For shame

February 12, 2024 Comments Off on For shame

Letter to the editor in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Ned Ketyer, MD, President, PSR Pennsylvania, on public opposition to fracking in Pennsylvania.

Alabama execution was torture

February 9, 2024 Comments Off on Alabama execution was torture

Letter to the Editor in the Oregonian by Dr. Andy Harris, Oregon PSR Advisory Board member.

The pragmatist’s guide to nuclear disarmament

February 9, 2024 Comments Off on The pragmatist’s guide to nuclear disarmament

Op-ed in the Seattle Times by Steve Olson, WPSR member.

Madison needs more transparency on F-35s, residents say

February 2, 2024 Comments Off on Madison needs more transparency on F-35s, residents say

Article in The Capital Times quoting PSR Wisconsin’s Paula Rogge, MD.

California moves forward with landmark plastic waste reduction law

January 30, 2024 Comments Off on California moves forward with landmark plastic waste reduction law

Environmental Health News article quoting Mithzy Hernandez, Communications Manager at PSR-Los Angeles.