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.

U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

January 8, 2024 Comments Off on U.S. Transportation Sec. Buttigieg, Fish & Wildlife Service Sued by PSR, Rocky Flats Groups for Approval of Trail at Former Nuclear Weapons Site

PSR National, PSR Colorado and other groups have filed suit against the U.S. DOT and USFS for approving a public trail to be built on land contaminated with plutonium.

Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

December 28, 2023 Comments Off on Urgent Call for Ceasefire and Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

PSR urgently calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. We urge the international community to prioritize providing essential medical supplies, restoring healthcare facilities, and supporting water and sanitation infrastructure.

PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

November 1, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Announces Brian Campbell, PhD, as Next Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Brian Campbell, PhD, has accepted the offer to serve as PSR’s next Executive Director, effective November 1, 2023.

PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Gaza Healthcare Crisis and Demands for Immediate Humanitarian Intervention

As advocates for health and well-being, we call for immediate international attention and humanitarian intervention to ensure the swift delivery of essential supplies, including fuel and medicines, to Gaza.

New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

October 24, 2023 Comments Off on New Report Documents Fracking in Pennsylvania Gas Wells with PFAS

The new report, by Physicians for Social Responsibility, details the risks from injecting PFAS into Pennsylvania’s oil and gas wells, as well as risks from the disposal of millions of tons of liquid and solid waste associated with the wells.

Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

October 23, 2023 Comments Off on Letter on PFAS Chemicals to Pennsylvania Officials

Letter from Pennsylvania health and environment groups to state officials urging a ban on the use of PFAS in fracking.

PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

October 10, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal Amid Escalating Violence

The violence in the region, coupled with Israel’s possession of a nuclear arsenal, presents a precarious situation with profound implications.

EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

August 22, 2023 Comments Off on EPA’s Decision to Delay Updating Ozone Pollution Standards is a Disappointment and Betrayal to Public Health

Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disappointed in the EPA’s decision to delay updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone.

Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

August 2, 2023 Comments Off on Medical Journals Unite in Urgent Call for Nuclear Weapons Elimination

Over 100 medical journals issued a resounding call for immediate action — drafted by IPPNW — to mitigate the escalating threat of nuclear war and accelerate the elimination of nuclear weapons.

PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

July 13, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Statement on the Transfer of U.S. Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

PSR firmly opposes this transfer and the use of indiscriminate weapons by any country, regardless of combat circumstances. These weapons are inconsistent with public health and international law.

Disarmament advocate sounds nuclear alarm

March 3, 2020 Comments Off on Disarmament advocate sounds nuclear alarm

Interview with PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand in Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Fix U.S. tax code to address climate change and our health

February 28, 2020 Comments Off on Fix U.S. tax code to address climate change and our health

Op-ed in East Bay Times by Amanda Millstein, MD, San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

The latest on clean energy

February 24, 2020 Comments Off on The latest on clean energy

Letter to the editor in LNP by Alan Peterson, MD, PSR Philadelphia.

We Need to Treat Nuclear War Like the Emergency It Is

February 21, 2020 Comments Off on We Need to Treat Nuclear War Like the Emergency It Is

Op-ed in Common Dreams by Olivia Alperstein, PSR Media Relations Manager.

Congressional Democrats Join the Debate Over Plastics’ Booming Future

February 21, 2020 Comments Off on Congressional Democrats Join the Debate Over Plastics’ Booming Future

Article in Inside Climate News quoting Dr. Net Ketyer of PSR Pennsylvania.

An arms race that no one can win

February 21, 2020 Comments Off on An arms race that no one can win

Op-ed in West Hawaii Today by Olivia Alperstein, PSR Media Relations Manager.

Physicians critique National Grid official’s stance

February 20, 2020 Comments Off on Physicians critique National Grid official’s stance

Op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine by Drs. Regina LaRocque, Philip Landrigan, Brita Lundberg, Caren Solomon, Jim Recht, and Susan Racine, Greater Boston PSR.

Lawmakers fail to act on findings of lead-tainted water in Florida schools

February 17, 2020 Comments Off on Lawmakers fail to act on findings of lead-tainted water in Florida schools

ABC Action News news clip featuring Lynn Ringenberg, MD, FAAP, of PSR Florida.

Reduce pollution for our climate and our health

February 16, 2020 Comments Off on Reduce pollution for our climate and our health

Op-ed in the Everett Herald by Jonathan Witte, MD, Washington PSR.

Climate damage equals health damage

February 16, 2020 Comments Off on Climate damage equals health damage

Op-ed in the Daily Item by Karen Wolf, NP, PSR climate ambassador.