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.

Climate Justice Advocates Rally for Bold Action

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on Climate Justice Advocates Rally for Bold Action

Common Dreams article quoting PSR Board Member Dr. Marjaneh Moini.

House Military Spending Vote Signals Epic Failure of Leadership

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on House Military Spending Vote Signals Epic Failure of Leadership

Op-ed by Martin Fleck, PSR Nuclear Weapons Abolition Director, in Responsible Statecraft

MidAmerican shouldn’t waste money studying small nuclear reactors

July 24, 2022 Comments Off on MidAmerican shouldn’t waste money studying small nuclear reactors

Op-ed in the Des Moines Register by Dr. Maureen McCue, Iowa PSR, and Dr. M.V. Ramana.

Under-the-Radar Health Hazards: Gas Stoves

July 20, 2022 Comments Off on Under-the-Radar Health Hazards: Gas Stoves

Commentary for Public Health Watch by Lisa Doggett, MD, PSR Texas President, quoting PSR’s Zach Williams, MPH and PSR Texas Executive Director Becky Bernhardt.

Fracking should be kept away from county parks

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Fracking should be kept away from county parks

Letter to the editor from Dr. Barbara Brandom, PSR Climate Ambassador, in the Tribune-Review.

Demand congressional action on clean energy

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Demand congressional action on clean energy

Op-ed in the Seattle Times by Mark Vossler, MD & Howard Frumkin, MD of Washington PSR.

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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

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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.