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.

Democrats’ Fracking War Heats Up As 2020 Voting Begins

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on Democrats’ Fracking War Heats Up As 2020 Voting Begins

HuffPost article quoting Barbara Gottlieb, PSR Environment and Health Program Director.

Texas doctors warn climate change is impacting public health

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on Texas doctors warn climate change is impacting public health

CBS Austin news clip featuring Lisa Doggett, MD, MPH, Texas PSR.

TEP power generation plans involve unsafe pollutants

February 3, 2020 Comments Off on TEP power generation plans involve unsafe pollutants

Arizona Daily Star op-ed by PSR Arizona’s Eve Shapiro, MD.

Philly Area Experienced 85 Days of Polluted Air in 2018

January 30, 2020 Comments Off on Philly Area Experienced 85 Days of Polluted Air in 2018

Article in MyChesCo quoting Walter Tsou, MD, MPH, Philadelphia PSR.

Don’t trust those reports: Red meat is not good for you

January 25, 2020 Comments Off on Don’t trust those reports: Red meat is not good for you

Op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle by PSR Board Member Michael Martin, MD, on the health and climate impacts of red meat.

The road to Armageddon — our two existential threats and the 2020 presidential race

January 24, 2020 Comments Off on The road to Armageddon — our two existential threats and the 2020 presidential race

Op-ed in The Hill by Robert Dodge, MD, PSR Board Member.

LNG: New physicians’ report debunks clean fuel myth

January 22, 2020 Comments Off on LNG: New physicians’ report debunks clean fuel myth

Overview in Fossil Fool Bulletin of PSR’s new report, “Climate and Health Risks of Liquified Natural Gas.”

The presidential candidate forums that presidential candidates did not attend

January 22, 2020 Comments Off on The presidential candidate forums that presidential candidates did not attend

Article in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on PSR Iowa’s international affairs forum.

Candidates should participate in threats forum

January 21, 2020 Comments Off on Candidates should participate in threats forum

Letter to the Editor in Des Moines Register by Ben Otoadese, PSR Iowa.

Evanston takes stand against nuclear conflict

January 20, 2020 Comments Off on Evanston takes stand against nuclear conflict

Letter to the Editor in the Daily Herald by Sarah Lovinger, MD, PSR Chicago.