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.

We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home

November 1, 2018 Comments Off on We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home

Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein in Common Dreams.

Nuclear Attack: Destruction of Medical Infrastructure. Hiroshima 1945 - Nurses: 88% dead; Hospitals: 80% destroyed; Doctors: 90% dead.

Nuclear Weapons Fright! Trump’s INF Treaty Pull-out, Nuke War’s Impact–Robert Dodge of PSR

October 31, 2018 Comments Off on Nuclear Weapons Fright! Trump’s INF Treaty Pull-out, Nuke War’s Impact–Robert Dodge of PSR

Nuclear Hotseat Podcast interview with PSR Board Member Dr. Robert Dodge.

The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change—Med Students Can Help

October 29, 2018 Comments Off on The Clock Is Ticking on Addressing Climate Change—Med Students Can Help

Op-ed by Student PSR member Sidhant Gugale, a second year medical student at Drexel College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Texans can determine the future of planet Earth

October 18, 2018 Comments Off on Texans can determine the future of planet Earth

Op-ed from Texas PSR’s Matt McCurdy, MD for the Houston Chronicle.

Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons

October 15, 2018 Comments Off on Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons

Op-ed by PSR Board Member Robert Dodge, MD for The Capital Times.

I am going all in on Initiative 1631

October 12, 2018 Comments Off on I am going all in on Initiative 1631

Op-ed by Washington PSR’s Mark Vossler, MD for the Redmond Reporter.

Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb!

October 10, 2018 Comments Off on Physicians for Social responsibility: Ban the Bomb!

Radio interview with PSR-Wisconsin’s Paula Rogge, MD and Vicki Elson on the UN Ban Treaty, financial divestiture in companies which support the nuclear weapon industry, and Senate Bill 2047, which aims to prohibit a first-strike nuclear attack of North Korea.

Climate Change Is Already a Public Health Crisis—Just Look at Puerto Rico

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on Climate Change Is Already a Public Health Crisis—Just Look at Puerto Rico

Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein for In These Times.

Don’t Arm This President With These Nukes

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on Don’t Arm This President With These Nukes

Op-ed by PSR’s Olivia Alperstein for Foreign Policy in Focus.

Fighting climate change by uniting for climate justice

October 2, 2018 Comments Off on Fighting climate change by uniting for climate justice

Op-ed by Barbara Gottlieb in The Hill