SB 1019: Your Right to Choose Toxic-Free Furniture By: Martha Dina Arguello, Executive Director 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, […]
Radiation Should Not be a Privileged Pollutant By: Denise Duffield, Associate Director The EPA is soliciting public comment about whether to update the current nuclear power radiation protection standards. The current standards (titled “Environmental Radiation Protection Standards for Nuclear Power Operations, also known as 40 CFR 190) were established in 1977 to set legal levels […]
How Un-Affordability Impacts Health By: Monika Shankar, Health and Environment Associate According to HUD and DOT’s new Location Affordability Portal (an online tool that assesses the combined housing and transportation costs of specific neighborhoods and addresses), I and the majority of my Highland Park neighbors spend 51% of our incomes on housing and 16% towards […]
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!
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.
Learn About Potential for Offsite Exposures from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Wednesday, June 18th 6:30 PM Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065 The next SSFL Work Group meeting will include a featured presentation on: Potential for Offsite Exposures Associated with the Santa Susana Field Laboratory – Dr. Yoram Cohen, Professor of […]
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.
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.
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.
Join us for a screening of the HBO Documentary, Toxic Hot Seat, on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30pm at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre. The film explores the use and effects of chemical flame retardants in the United States and features PSR-LA’s Martha Dina Argüello and Ana Mascareñas.
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 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.
Learn more about the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) and efforts to clean it up at SSFL Work Group meeting on February 5th at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065.
A working group of federal agencies will be in Los Angeles to hear your ideas on how we can prevent disasters at U.S. chemical facilities. Our voices are needed urgently to make sure this review includes prevention-based policies so that our health and environment can be protected.
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 […]