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.

Rolling back methane regulations harms everyone

September 14, 2018 Comments Off on Rolling back methane regulations harms everyone

Letter to the Editor from PSR Philadelphia’s Edward C. Ketyer, MD, FAAP, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Pipeline in Hurricane Florence’s Path Poses Added Danger

September 13, 2018 Comments Off on Pipeline in Hurricane Florence’s Path Poses Added Danger

PSR’s Barbara Gottlieb writes for Daily Kos about the dangers to local communities posed by pipelines in a hurricane’s path.

As Trump postures, a national nuclear abolition campaign moves forward

September 5, 2018 Comments Off on As Trump postures, a national nuclear abolition campaign moves forward

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

Chesapeake PSR Praised for Clean Energy Work

August 2, 2018 Comments Off on Chesapeake PSR Praised for Clean Energy Work

The Baltimore Sun newspaper in a recent editorial applauded Chesapeake PSR for calling out the “hypocrisy” of Maryland’s renewable energy practices and welcomed the chapter’s new report, Unbundled: How Renewable…

Lessons from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

July 26, 2018 Comments Off on Lessons from Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Op-ed by Dr. Terrence Clark of Western North Carolina PSR in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

PSR Letter on Climate in the Washington Post

July 11, 2018 Comments Off on PSR Letter on Climate in the Washington Post

The Washington Post recently published a letter by PSR’s Director for Environment and Health, Barbara Gottlieb. Gottlieb’s letter critiques reporters’ blatant avoidance of the term “climate change” in the Post’s…

North Korea shouldn’t have nukes — and neither should we

June 13, 2018 Comments Off on North Korea shouldn’t have nukes — and neither should we

Op-ed by Chesapeake PSR’s Dr. Gwen DuBois in the Baltimore Sun.

A failed Trump-Kim summit would be a catastrophe

June 8, 2018 Comments Off on A failed Trump-Kim summit would be a catastrophe

Op-ed by PSR’s Dr. Ira Helfand for CNN.

Chain Reactions

May 1, 2018 Comments Off on Chain Reactions

The history of PSR and IPPNW disarmament activism from 1961 to the present, from Harvard Medicine magazine.