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.

Gas Stoves Release Dangerous Levels of Indoor Pollution, Report Finds

May 5, 2020 Comments Off on Gas Stoves Release Dangerous Levels of Indoor Pollution, Report Finds

A new report, coauthored by PSR, documents dangerous levels of indoor air pollution from gas stoves.

PSR and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

March 13, 2020 Comments Off on PSR and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

At PSR, we take the “social responsibility” part of our name seriously, and that means doing our part to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community in which…

“A Nationwide Fracking Ban Would Be Invaluable for Human Health”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds First Proposed Nationwide Ban on Fracking

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on “A Nationwide Fracking Ban Would Be Invaluable for Human Health”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Applauds First Proposed Nationwide Ban on Fracking

PSR applauded the first legislative proposal for a nationwide ban on fracking for natural gas. Read our statement on the proposed bill, which would greatly benefit health and the climate.

Physicians for Social Responsibility: The U.S. Assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani Underscores the Urgent Need to Reenter the Iran Deal

January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility: The U.S. Assassination of Major General Qassem Suleimani Underscores the Urgent Need to Reenter the Iran Deal

On January 2, President Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian military commander, Major General Qassem Suleimani. This move comes in the wake of several other recent incidents that have risked sparking potential war and increased the risk of nuclear conflict.

Major Missed Opportunity on Clean Energy Incentives to Reduce Carbon Emissions

December 18, 2019 Comments Off on Major Missed Opportunity on Clean Energy Incentives to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Congress just passed on a real opportunity to take action on clean energy incentives—and, thus, the climate crisis—before 2019 comes to an end.

Physicians for Social Responsibility Releases Report on “Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas”

November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Physicians for Social Responsibility Releases Report on “Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas”

In the face of the Trump administration’s efforts to promote the use and export of fracked or so-called “natural” gas, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has released a white paper detailing the ways that gas processed for export endangers human health and lives.

27 Health Organizations, Led by Physicians for Social Responsibility and American Lung Association, Submit Comments to EPA Opposing Rollback of New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Industry

November 25, 2019 Comments Off on 27 Health Organizations, Led by Physicians for Social Responsibility and American Lung Association, Submit Comments to EPA Opposing Rollback of New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Industry

On November 25, Physicians for Social Responsibility, American Lung Association and 25 other health organizations submitted official joint comments in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed amendments to the 2012 and 2016 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry.

“Censorship Science, Pure and Simple”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes EPA Rule to Undermine Use of Scientific Studies in Forming Policies

November 12, 2019 Comments Off on “Censorship Science, Pure and Simple”: Physicians for Social Responsibility Opposes EPA Rule to Undermine Use of Scientific Studies in Forming Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Olivia Alperstein, Media Relations Manager, Physicians for Social Responsibility (202) 587-5232, oalperstein@psr.org Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is crafting a rule that would…

Health Professionals Respond to New Groundbreaking Study by Leading Researchers: “Emphasizes the Urgent Need to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us”

October 2, 2019 Comments Off on Health Professionals Respond to New Groundbreaking Study by Leading Researchers: “Emphasizes the Urgent Need to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Before They Eliminate Us”

The study examines the possible repercussions of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan circa 2025. Read PSR’s statement.

PSR Opposes Trump EPA’s Reckless Attempt to Undo Key Health and Safety Protections Regarding Methane Emissions and Leaks

August 29, 2019 Comments Off on PSR Opposes Trump EPA’s Reckless Attempt to Undo Key Health and Safety Protections Regarding Methane Emissions and Leaks

On August 28, EPA announced an attempt to roll back key provisions of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards, which provide critical health and safety protections to prevent harm to public health from methane emissions and prevent potential methane leaks. PSR opposes any attempt to roll back the NSPS.

Now Is Not the Time to Playact Nuclear War

October 18, 2022 Comments Off on Now Is Not the Time to Playact Nuclear War

Op-ed in The Nation by Matt Bivens, MD, PSR Board Member.

Colorado Coalition Urges Phase-out of New Fracking Oil and Gas Permits

October 18, 2022 Comments Off on Colorado Coalition Urges Phase-out of New Fracking Oil and Gas Permits

Op-ed in the Pagosa Daily Post quoting PSR Colorado’s Barbara Donachy, MPH.

Electrify Equitably: Philanthropic Partnership Centers Frontline Communities in Decarbonization

October 17, 2022 Comments Off on Electrify Equitably: Philanthropic Partnership Centers Frontline Communities in Decarbonization

Inside Philanthropy article quoting Martha Arguello, PSR Los-Angeles Executive Director.

60 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis—Nuclear War Risk Remains

October 17, 2022 Comments Off on 60 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis—Nuclear War Risk Remains

Op-ed by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD in Common Dreams.

Advocates push for strong climate action plan

October 13, 2022 Comments Off on Advocates push for strong climate action plan

News 10 ABC article quoting Dr. Kathleen Nolan, PSR New York President.

Health organisations welcome US climate crisis law

October 13, 2022 Comments Off on Health organisations welcome US climate crisis law

Article in the Lancet quoting Jake Assael, PSR’s Policy Coordinator for Environment & Health.

How to Create a Nuclear Weapons Policy for the People

October 10, 2022 Comments Off on How to Create a Nuclear Weapons Policy for the People

Op-ed in The Nation co-authored by Jasmine Owens, PSR Associate Director for Nuclear Weapons Abolition.

Looking for answers: Residents await results of health studies

October 7, 2022 Comments Off on Looking for answers: Residents await results of health studies

Article in the Observer-Reporter quoting Ned Ketyer, MD, PSR Pennsylvania President.

Debate flares up over proposed Washington heat pump mandate

October 6, 2022 Comments Off on Debate flares up over proposed Washington heat pump mandate

Article in the Center Square quoting Dr. Gordon Wheat of Washington PSR.

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A welcome alternative to the risks of natural gas

October 5, 2022 Comments Off on A welcome alternative to the risks of natural gas

Letter to the editor in the Boston Globe mentioning PSR Board Member Michael Martin, MD.