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 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.

PSR Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Inflation Reduction Act

Physicians for Social Responsibility is excited to support congressional climate action through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

PSR Statement on House Vote Against Pentagon Budget Cuts

July 15, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on House Vote Against Pentagon Budget Cuts

We cannot support thriving communities while subscribing to a “national security” system that robs communities of resources and at the same time puts their very existence at risk.

New From PSR: Gaps in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules May Pose Threat to Human Health

July 12, 2022 Comments Off on New From PSR: Gaps in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules May Pose Threat to Human Health

Our new report shows that in the 16 leading oil- and gas-producing states, chemical manufacturers are not required to disclose what fracking chemicals they use.

PSR Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on West Virginia v. EPA

June 30, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling on West Virginia v. EPA

Today the Supreme Court drastically weakened the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate climate crisis-causing greenhouse gas emissions.

PSR Statement on the Dobbs Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Dobbs Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

PSR stands with the countless public health leaders and organizations who are warning of the serious and inequitable health harms to come as a result of this decision.

Hydrogen use in homes would fuel climate change, increase health and safety risks from gas system

June 22, 2022 Comments Off on Hydrogen use in homes would fuel climate change, increase health and safety risks from gas system

New report from Physicians for Social Responsibility finds health, safety and climate risks from piping hydrogen into homes for heating and cooking.

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Fracking is Injustice: The High Human and Climate Toll of Fracking and LNG Expansion

April 28, 2022 Comments Off on Fracking is Injustice: The High Human and Climate Toll of Fracking and LNG Expansion

A major new report finds that recent national and global efforts to increase oil and gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have dire impacts on public health and the climate.

Global medical and public health organizations call for immediate end to war in Ukraine and critical need to prevent nuclear escalation

March 10, 2022 Comments Off on Global medical and public health organizations call for immediate end to war in Ukraine and critical need to prevent nuclear escalation

The alarmingly acute and growing danger of nuclear escalation must be reversed and nuclear war prevented by the urgent elimination of nuclear weapons.

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For environmentalists, Sacramento is ground zero in battle over California’s air, coastlines and climate future

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on For environmentalists, Sacramento is ground zero in battle over California’s air, coastlines and climate future

Sacramento News & Review article quoting Marjaneh Moini, MD, PSR board member

Destroyed building in Ukraine

WMD in Ukraine: a planetary near-death experience

July 13, 2022 Comments Off on WMD in Ukraine: a planetary near-death experience

Op-ed in The Hill co-authored by PSR Board Member Ira Helfand, MD and PSR Member Joseph G. Hodgkin, MD.

California Released a Bold Climate Plan, but Critics Say It Will Harm Vulnerable Communities and Undermine Its Goals

July 5, 2022 Comments Off on California Released a Bold Climate Plan, but Critics Say It Will Harm Vulnerable Communities and Undermine Its Goals

Inside Climate News article quoting Martha Dina Arguello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles.

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Unburned natural gas contains 21 toxic air pollutants, study finds

June 28, 2022 Comments Off on Unburned natural gas contains 21 toxic air pollutants, study finds

WBUR quoting Dr. Regina LaRocque, Greater Boston PSR.

Fossil Fuel-Funded Cop Kills California Climate Legislation

June 22, 2022 Comments Off on Fossil Fuel-Funded Cop Kills California Climate Legislation

Value Walk article quoting Martha Dina Argüello, Executive Director of PSR-Los Angeles.

School of Sustainability’s leadership must reinvest in environmental justice and a fossil-free future

June 22, 2022 Comments Off on School of Sustainability’s leadership must reinvest in environmental justice and a fossil-free future

Op-ed in The Stanford Daily co-authored by Jayson Toweh, PSR Next Gen Climate Ambassador.

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We need climate action as another hot summer arrives

June 17, 2022 Comments Off on We need climate action as another hot summer arrives

Arizona Daily Star op-ed by PSR Climate Ambassador Eve Shapiro, MD, MPH, urging Congress to pass bold climate legislation and clean energy investments.

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CDC study finds elevated levels of PFAS in Security-Widefield residents

June 14, 2022 Comments Off on CDC study finds elevated levels of PFAS in Security-Widefield residents

KRDO news clip featuring PSR’s Barbara Gottlieb.

Why do we accept asthma with our ‘natural’ gas?

June 13, 2022 Comments Off on Why do we accept asthma with our ‘natural’ gas?

Op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine co-authored by Brita Lundberg, MD of Greater Boston PSR, focusing on the connection between asthma and indoor air pollution from gas stoves.

Debate reopens over lead ammo and fishing tackle in refuges

June 8, 2022 Comments Off on Debate reopens over lead ammo and fishing tackle in refuges

E&E News article quoting Rebecca Bernhardt, executive director of Texas PSR.