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
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 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.
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.
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.
While the battle in the Capital was fierce, when SB 4( Pavley) was signed by the Governor on Friday, September 20th it required that all of the chemicals used in well stimulation be disclosed and there is NO doctor gag rule. In the final days of session this bill became problematic when California Environmental Quality Act exemptions where added to the bill.
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