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.

Overhead view of a flooded residential neighborhood with water levels up to roof lines.

Will Rollback of Pollution Regulations Accelerate Iowa Climate Change?

October 21, 2019 Comments Off on Will Rollback of Pollution Regulations Accelerate Iowa Climate Change?

Public News Service article quoting Antonia Herzog, Climate & Energy Program Manager at PSR, and Maureen McCue, PhD, PSR Iowa.

Local Democrats warn against easing clean car emission standards

October 18, 2019 Comments Off on Local Democrats warn against easing clean car emission standards

Article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette quoting Dr. Maureen McCue of PSR Iowa.

Climate change threatens firefighters and farmworkers. And that’s only the beginning.

October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Climate change threatens firefighters and farmworkers. And that’s only the beginning.

Article in AAMC News quoting Todd Sack, MD, PSR board member.

Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat

October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat

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

Colorado Fracking Study Shows Toxic Chemicals Up to 2,000 Feet Away From Drilling Sites

October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Colorado Fracking Study Shows Toxic Chemicals Up to 2,000 Feet Away From Drilling Sites

This article from Newsweek quotes PSR’s Dr. Alan Lockwood on the danger of hidden chemicals.

Rep. Lynch And Senators Warren And Markey Urge Enbridge To Reconsider Plan To Build Compressor Station In Weymouth

October 15, 2019 Comments Off on Rep. Lynch And Senators Warren And Markey Urge Enbridge To Reconsider Plan To Build Compressor Station In Weymouth

This Rep. Stephen Lynch press release references Greater Boston PSR’s report on the proposed Weymouth Compressor.

Vehicle emissions on the rise in Seattle metro areas

October 10, 2019 Comments Off on Vehicle emissions on the rise in Seattle metro areas

King-TV K5 News piece featuring Washington PSR’s Dr. Chris Covert-Bowlds.

Is pollution causing childhood cancers in Canon-McMillan?

October 7, 2019 Comments Off on Is pollution causing childhood cancers in Canon-McMillan?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article quoting PSR Pennsylvania’s Dr. Ned Ketyer.

Cold War-era sites at Santa Susana Field Lab to be demolished, feds say

September 30, 2019 Comments Off on Cold War-era sites at Santa Susana Field Lab to be demolished, feds say

Article in Los Angeles Daily News quoting Denise Duffield of PSR-Los Angeles.

Hope and Necessity This International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

September 27, 2019 Comments Off on Hope and Necessity This International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Op-ed in Common Dreams by Robert Dodge, MD, PSR board member.