Our Health Ambassador Program will prepare members for direct policy and media advocacy around the issue area of their choice – air pollution, climate change, nuclear threats, toxics, or the urban industrial landscape
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 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.
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 […]
Check out CNN’s Opinion article written by PSR national’s past president, Ira Helfand, bringing to light the great danger of the thousands of nuclear weapons already in existence.
The horrific use of chemical weapons in Syria is a crime against humanity and demands an international response. President Obama states that the United States must take appropriate action vs. doing nothing. This is absolutely true. The problem comes in defining appropriate action.
PSR-LA created an infographic to summarize what is known about the products and chemicals used in fracking and their known effects on human health and the environment.
A commentary by Robert Dodge, MD, who addresses the dangers and underlying issues of fracking for natural gas, a dramatically escalating technology posing unique dangers to our nation’s groundwater and health.
PSR-LA was pleased to co-sponsor a Hiroshima anniversary vigil on August 6 with Save Chain Reaction, a group dedicated to restoring and saving Paul Conrad’s historic sculpture at the Santa Monica Civic Center.
PSR-LA joined Consumer Watchdog and other organizations in filing a lawsuit against the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the California Department of Public Health (DPH) over disposal of radioactive waste from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) to facilities not designed or licensed for such waste. We have previously, repeatedly and successfully, fought attempts to send radioactive waste from SSFL to sites such as Kettleman City and Buttonwillow.
PSR-LA has been closely tracking the national conversation on reforming our toxic chemical law – The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 – also known as “TSCA”. A new proposal has emerged that unfortunately, fails to protect our health. Passing laws that better regulate chemicals is an urgent priority, but we have to make sure it’s done in a way that actually protects health
Join us for The Toxies: Exposed worldwide premiere in Los Angeles on August 15th. The Toxies: Exposed is a 7-webisode series following a daring investigative journalist as he chases down dangerous Toxie award winners — from farm fields to car washes — and you’re not going to believe what he found!
Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
By Monika Shankar On the morning of Saturday, May 18th, PSR-LA convened over 70 enthusiastic members from various California community organizations including Esperanza Community Housing, LA Community Action Network, Communities for a Better Environment, the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, for “Promoting Health Land Use Decisions,” […]
Today, PSR-LA is launching our “Don’t Gag Docs” campaign! The purpose of the effort is to raise awareness about the big push by the oil and gas industry to have the content of the chemical fracking cocktail used in fracking treated as a “trade secret.”