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 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.

PSR Executive Director Search

May 30, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Executive Director Search

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.

PSR Applauds Introduction of EPA Rules To Slash Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

May 15, 2023 Comments Off on PSR Applauds Introduction of EPA Rules To Slash Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

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.

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.