Physicians as Storytellers for Social Change with Neal Baer, MD

Our stories and our experiences can be powerful drivers for change, and the physician voice is an important tool to help make that change. Please join us on December 13th to learn more about how physicians and health care providers can combine their professional experiences and commitment to social change to build a movement for a healthier, safer world.

PSR-LA in the News! Help Us Turn Awareness into Action

PSR-LA is making headlines! In just the last two weeks, our work to protect health and the environment was featured in multiple media outlets. We are building momentum for change and now must keep the pressure on. Please help us turn this exciting media attention into action by donating today!

The Toxies Make News in the San Gabriel Valley

The Toxies made a splash on March 22nd at a community event hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano to discuss the status of the Baldwin Park Superfund site, as well as drinking water quality issues in the San Gabriel Valley.

LA City Council Takes First Steps Toward Fracking Moratorium

On Friday, February 28, the Los Angeles City Council voted to take the first steps toward establishing a moratorium on fracking and unconventional well stimulation in Los Angeles!

PSR-LA Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello to Receive Black Women for Wellness Award

PSR-LA is proud to announce that Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello will receive the “Wangari Muta Maathai” Award from Black Women for Wellness on March 8th.

Court Halts Disposal of Radioactive SSFL Debris at Unlicensed Facilities

The Sacramento Superior Court granted a motion for preliminary injunction against the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) pending the final outcome of a lawsuit over the demolition and disposal of radioactive debris from the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a former nuclear reactor and rocket engine test site. The suit was brought by the […]

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  • Physicians as Storytellers for Social Change with Neal Baer, MD

    Physicians as Storytellers for Social Change with Neal Baer, MD

    Our stories and our experiences can be powerful drivers for change, and the physician voice is an important tool to help make that change. Please join us on December 13th to learn more about how physicians and health care providers can combine their professional experiences and commitment to social change to build a movement for a healthier, safer world.

  • PSR-LA Science & Policy Update: July 2014

    PSR-LA Science & Policy Update: July 2014

    In this month’s Science & Policy Update, we examine the recently changing policies surrounding the use of flame retardant chemicals in California, and the science that links many of these toxic chemicals with adverse health effects such as cancer, reproductive disorders, and brain damage.

  • PSR-LA Science & Policy Update: June 2014

    PSR-LA Science & Policy Update: June 2014

    For many years we have known about the carcinogenicity of many agricultural pesticides and have called for a greater understanding of the reproductive and developmental impacts of these chemicals. The UC Davis study released this week is a new addition to the ever-growing body of literature that shows a relationship between pesticides and brain development.

  • PSR-LA in the News! Help Us Turn Awareness into Action

    PSR-LA in the News! Help Us Turn Awareness into Action

    PSR-LA is making headlines! In just the last two weeks, our work to protect health and the environment was featured in multiple media outlets. We are building momentum for change and now must keep the pressure on. Please help us turn this exciting media attention into action by donating today!

  • New Report Highlights Risks Posed by Oil & Gas Operations to Local Communities in LA

    New Report Highlights Risks Posed by Oil & Gas Operations to Local Communities in LA

    Where you live matters. People living adjacent to oil and gas wells are living with the very real possibility of serious health conditions due to exposures from air toxic chemicals that are known to have significant health impacts. And ultimately, once the oil is extracted, refining and burning it causes very real health impacts for everyone.

  • Press Release: Oil Companies Used 45 Million Pounds of Air Toxic Chemicals in Los Angeles Area Over Past Year

    Press Release: Oil Companies Used 45 Million Pounds of Air Toxic Chemicals in Los Angeles Area Over Past Year

    An analysis conducted by four nonprofit health and environmental organization finds that the oil industry has employed at least 44 different air toxic chemicals in hundreds of fracking, acidizing, and gravel packing jobs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

  • Position Available: Heath and Air Associate

    Position Available: Heath and Air Associate

    Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) seeks a full time Air Quality & Health Program Associate to support the implementation of PSR-LA’s Air & Health program. The Program focuses on regional air pollution policies, elimination of urban oil and gas extraction, and rapid transition away from use of fossil fuels for energy.

  • Press Release: 64 Environmental and Community Groups File Petition Demanding Federal Limits on Toxic Oil & Gas Well Air Pollution

    Press Release: 64 Environmental and Community Groups File Petition Demanding Federal Limits on Toxic Oil & Gas Well Air Pollution

    A large coalition of 64 local, state and national groups filed a petition today urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect public health by setting pollution limits on oil and gas wells and associated equipment in population centers around the U.S.

  • The Toxies Make News in the San Gabriel Valley

    The Toxies Make News in the San Gabriel Valley

    The Toxies made a splash on March 22nd at a community event hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano to discuss the status of the Baldwin Park Superfund site, as well as drinking water quality issues in the San Gabriel Valley.

  • Press Release: Fire Safety & Health Groups Defend Improved Furniture Flammability Standard

    Press Release: Fire Safety & Health Groups Defend Improved Furniture Flammability Standard

    New Standard Better Protects Firefighters and Consumers – A coalition of fire safety and health groups has intervened to support the recently updated California furniture flammability regulations, which have been challenged by the major chemical manufacturer Chemtura.

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