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.

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.

Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Analysis Finds Oil and Gas Companies May Be Exposing Texans and Groundwater to Highly Toxic Chemicals

February 6, 2023 Comments Off on Fracking with “Forever Chemicals”: Analysis Finds Oil and Gas Companies May Be Exposing Texans and Groundwater to Highly Toxic Chemicals

Oil and gas companies used PFAS in Texas wells, but the extent of its use is obscured by six billion pounds of “trade secret” chemicals.

PSR Responds to the Introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act 

February 3, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Responds to the Introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act 

In response to Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Ted Cruz’s introduction of the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act, Barbara Gottlieb, Director for Environment & Health for PSR, issued the following statement.

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. 

Doomsday Clock at 90 Seconds to Midnight

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. 

Wimbledon under pressure to drop Barclays sponsorship with SW19 protests planned

June 29, 2024 Comments Off on Wimbledon under pressure to drop Barclays sponsorship with SW19 protests planned

Article in the Daily Mirror quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Tonyehn Verkitus.

If passed, initiative would bankrupt state’s long term care program

June 21, 2024 Comments Off on If passed, initiative would bankrupt state’s long term care program

Op-ed in The Spokesman-Review by Robin Hills Von Davies, Washington PSR member and medical student.

How Texas challenges notion that green policy is anti-business

June 16, 2024 Comments Off on How Texas challenges notion that green policy is anti-business

Letter to the editor in The Financial Times by Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, FAAN, PSR Board Member (subscription required).

Bernard Lown’s Political Activism and Medical Achievements are Celebrated in Maine

June 13, 2024 Comments Off on Bernard Lown’s Political Activism and Medical Achievements are Celebrated in Maine

CounterPunch article on the legacy of PSR co-founder Dr. Bernard Lown.

BCMAC Recommended to Receive Largest Award from Shell Consent Order and Agreement

June 4, 2024 Comments Off on BCMAC Recommended to Receive Largest Award from Shell Consent Order and Agreement

Article from Beaver County Radio quoting PSR Pennsylvania Executive Director Tonyehn Verkitus.

EDF, Allies Will Defend EPA’s Strengthened Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in Court

June 4, 2024 Comments Off on EDF, Allies Will Defend EPA’s Strengthened Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in Court

Environmental Defense Fund press release on lawsuit brought by PSR and partner groups.

Plutonium found in Indiana Street air filters near Rocky Flats; Boulder Commissioners reconsider trail project

May 30, 2024 Comments Off on Plutonium found in Indiana Street air filters near Rocky Flats; Boulder Commissioners reconsider trail project

Arvada Press article mentioning PSR lawsuit.

Advocates Call Out California Leaders for Attending Convention on False Climate Solution

May 30, 2024 Comments Off on Advocates Call Out California Leaders for Attending Convention on False Climate Solution

Press release from Food and Water Watch quoting PSR-Los Angeles’ Alex Jasset.

Advocates Call Out California Leaders for Attending Convention on False Climate Solution

May 30, 2024 Comments Off on Advocates Call Out California Leaders for Attending Convention on False Climate Solution

Food and Water Watch press release quoting Alex Jasset, Energy Justice Director at PSR-Los Angeles.

Portrait of Bernard Lown to be unveiled June 7 in Lewiston

May 28, 2024 Comments Off on Portrait of Bernard Lown to be unveiled June 7 in Lewiston

Lewiston Sun Journal article mentioning Dr. Bernard Lown’s work with PSR.