PSR in New England Journal of Medicine, followed by Important Statements and Victory!

November 25, 2015

We are pleased to announce the publication of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) that was authored by PSR Board Member (and current International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)Co-President Dr. Ira Helfand, and PSR co-founder Dr. Victor Sidel. The article, “Docs and Nukes – Still a Live Issue”…

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SF Bay Area Board Member Dr. Rohini Haar witnesses devastation in Syria

September 1, 2015

SF Bay Area PSR board member Dr. Rohini Haar recently returned from the Syria-Turkey border, where she saw first-hand the severe and horrific toll the Syrian Civil War is having upon the Syrian people, their infrastructure and their long-term prospects for prosperity and health. With hundreds of thousands dead, millions displaced and even more millions…

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The Latest News about Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration!

August 4, 2015

70 YEARS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS – AT WHAT COST?  Daniel Ellsberg, A-bomb Survivor Takashi Tanemori, Country Joe McDonald to Headline Historic 70th Anniversary Hiroshima Commemoration, Protest & Nonviolent Direct Action at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab WHAT: Northern California peace advocates will mark the historic 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and…

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Vote with your Pocketbooks to Make Nail Salons Healthier!

May 21, 2015

Nail salons and their health hazards have been prominent in the news lately.  In California, there are 122,039 licensed manicurists, most of whom are women of reproductive age. It’s estimated that as many as 80% are Vietnamese; many have limited English skills. Three chemicals of high concern in nail salon products are dibutyl phthalate (DBP),…

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Soda Tax Kick-Off in SF

February 19, 2014

By Dr. Jeff Ritterman, SF Bay Area PSR Vice President More than 250 people came to a spirited event in the Bayview neighborhood February 1 to kick off San Francisco’s soda tax campaign. Monica Mendoza from The Bigger Picture opened the event with a powerful spoken word piece (see her moving video here) Four members…

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SF Bay PSR Program Associate Lena Brook Reviews A New Addition To Literature on Food Equity and Sustainability

August 11, 2008

BOOK REVIEW: CLOSING THE FOOD GAP: RESETTING THE TABLE IN THE LAND OF PLENTY–Mark Winne By LENA BROOK Mark Winne’s Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty is an elegant, inspiring addition to the growing body of literature on the food revolution unfolding in the United States today. The author…

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Tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorated in Exhibit at Oakland City Hall

July 24, 2008

Witnesses to History: Conveying the Tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki On the eve of the 63rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Oakland City Council President Pro Tem Jean Quan and Western States Legal Foundation cordially invite you to view a very special exhibit provided by the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation on display in Oakland…

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Coalition Including SF Bay PSR and NRDC Makes Strides Towards Raising CA Standard for Perchlorate

July 18, 2008

The article below outlines the developments, and includes quotes from SF Bay PSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Sarah Janssen. State to re-assess perchlorate levels using new data on risks to fetuses Thursday, July 17, 2008 By DAVID DANELSKI The Press-Enterprise Prodded by environmental groups, California health officials said they will re-evaluate the health effects of…

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