Physicians for Social Responsibility is deeply disappointed in the EPA’s decision to delay updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone.
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 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.
PSR recently launched a search for our next Executive Director. This is a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role in an organization with a 62-year history of working to abolish nuclear weapons and a 26-year history of working to protect human health from the grave threats of climate change.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a set of proposed rules that would curb emissions of carbon pollution from new and existing coal and gas plants. Read our statement.
PSR’s latest report on toxic PFAS chemicals in fracking spotlights New Mexico. Eighty percent of state residents get their drinking water from groundwater, making these “forever” chemicals particularly risky.
PSR is a proud supporter of the People Over Pentagon bill, and firmly believes that a $100 billion reduction in military spending is the minimum we must cut if we are to transform our society from a war economy to a sustainable economy of community care.
We are pleased to announce that W. Taylor Carneiro-Johnson will become Interim Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2023.
Threats to public health created by such environmental disasters are all too common. And in most cases, we find public health and safety is compromised for the sake of corporate profit.
“Millions are breathing cleaner air because of these protections under the Clean Air Act,” said Jeff Carter, Executive Director of PSR.
Radio interview with PSR Florida’s Dr. Howard Kessler on hydraulic fracturing in Florida.
Podcast interview with PSR’s Dr. Alan Lockwood.
Article from WBUR on the growing opposition to the proposed compressor station in Weymouth, MA, citing Greater Boston PSR’s new report, which concludes that air pollution from the compressor station would pose “an unacceptable health risk to the surrounding community.”
Op-ed in OtherWords by medical student and Student PSR member Autumn Vogel.
Dr. Abbey Strauss interviews PSR Florida’s Dr. Lynn Ringenberg on climate and health.
Op-ed by PSR Climate Ambassador Harv Teitelbaum in The Pueblo Chieftan on the EPA’s proposal to weaken the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, which reduces dangerous pollution from power plants.
Op-ed by PSR’s Dr. Robert Dodge in Common Dreams on the connection between climate change and nuclear war and the need for global leaders to take action.
NPR On Point interview with Dr. Regina LaRocque of Greater Boston PSR on the New England Journal of Medicine article authored by Dr. LaRocque and Dr. Caren Solomon.
KPFA radio interview with Dr. Michael Martin of SF Bay Area PSR.
A podcast interview with PSR Arizona’s Dr. Barbara Warren on how communities can respond to climate change in the Southwest.