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 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.

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.

Carbon capture: climate change’s “healthy”cigarette

August 15, 2022 Comments Off on Carbon capture: climate change’s “healthy”cigarette

Op-ed in Harvard Public Health by PSR Board Member Laalitha Surapaneni, MD, MPH.

Ukraine war and climate crisis set backdrop for atomic bomb commemoration

August 10, 2022 Comments Off on Ukraine war and climate crisis set backdrop for atomic bomb commemoration

Article in People’s World quoting PSR Board Member Tova Fuller, MD, PhD.

New PGW budget could include first step toward climate-friendly transformation

August 9, 2022 Comments Off on New PGW budget could include first step toward climate-friendly transformation

WHYY article quoting Linnea Bond of PSR Pennsylvania.

Here’s how citywide composting could help Baltimore

August 5, 2022 Comments Off on Here’s how citywide composting could help Baltimore

Baltimore Sun op-ed co-authored by Vennela Avula, PSR Next Gen Climate Ambassador and medical student.

Greenpeace Warns of Twin Nuclear Crises in Ukraine from Chernobyl to Russian Military Control of Zaporizhzhia Plant

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on Greenpeace Warns of Twin Nuclear Crises in Ukraine from Chernobyl to Russian Military Control of Zaporizhzhia Plant

Democracy Now! interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Ira Helfand.

How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on How Colorado is preventing PFAS contamination from the oil and gas industry

Coverage in Environmental Health News of PFAS research by PSR’s Dusty Horwitt.

Warnings Grow over Nuclear Annihilation as Tensions Escalate Between U.S., Russia & China

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on Warnings Grow over Nuclear Annihilation as Tensions Escalate Between U.S., Russia & China

Interview with PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand on Democracy Now!

Cows near a fracking site

PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on PFAS: The latest toxic concern for those near fracking

Environmental Health News article citing PSR’s PFAS reports and quoting author Dusty Horwitt.

Hiroshima and Ukraine—an Existential Teachable Moment

August 4, 2022 Comments Off on Hiroshima and Ukraine—an Existential Teachable Moment

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

Are Russia and NATO Trying to Wreck the NPT?

August 3, 2022 Comments Off on Are Russia and NATO Trying to Wreck the NPT?

In The Hill, PSR Board Member Ira Helfand calls foul on Russia and NATO countries for thumbing their noses at their NPT obligations.