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)
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.”
Press Release: Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals- Showdown with Chemical Industry, Health and Fire Safety Advocates
Public health, environmental, social justice, labor, and firefighter organizations gave testimony and submitted more than 87,000 signatures to support the revision. These signatures represent people from every state, and public interest organizations from 36 countries also sent letters, urging California to quickly move forward for improved fire safety without relying on toxic chemicals.
For decades, toxic and untested flame retardant chemicals have been added to our furniture and baby products, but they haven’t worked to protect us from fires as promised. Take action now to demand improved fire safety and immediate protection from toxic chemicals.
The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution on March 20 to oppose any legislation or administrative action which would transfer property at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) currently administered by NASA until the property is fully cleaned up.
March 29- Webinar – Fracking in California: Oil company efforts to gag doctors and public health researchers about its impacts
Join us for a March 29th webinar as we provide an overview of oil and gas extraction in California, discuss fracking and its impacts on public health and the environment, and lay out the various regulatory and legislative efforts underway to address the quickly expanding use of fracking in California.
For the first time, California regulators are proposing rules on fracking, but they don’t go far enough to protect our health and environment. In fact, the proposed regulations include a doctor gag rule that would prevent physicians from sharing critical health information with patients who may be suffering from fracking related chemical exposures. This not only violates the doctor-patient relationship, but could also jeopardize patient treatment, and prevent public health research.
(Sacramento) Consumers, environmental health advocates, health professionals, and firefighters applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s new fire safety regulation today, issuing this statement. The draft language of TB 117-2013 was posted for a 45-day public comment period today, and aims to improve fire safety without the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals linked to neurodevelopmental impairment, infertility, and cancer.
Grammy-winning Ozomatli, Love in the Circus, Earth Harp, and 100 artists are featured at a unique pre-Inaugural party in an effort to elevate the subject of global warming to the top of the Obama agenda.
Join us for an intimate and dynamic afternoon full of speakers, green community vendors, music, organic food, artists, and activists.
At PSR-LA, we combine our commitment to science, public health, advocacy and social justice to protect our environment and health. Voting on California’s ballot propositions is a critical way to participate in our state’s policy-making process.
We did it! Thanks to your calls to LA City Council, signing petitions, and coming in person to show support, the LA City Council endorsed Yes on 37! It’s about time we start labeling GMOs in California. We have a right to know what’s in our food.
On September 9th, the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel was filled with extraordinary public health, environmental and peace advocates at Heroes for Health: PSR-LA’s 2012 Gala Dinner. The gala was a special night to commemorate and honor physicians and health advocates who have gone beyond treating patients by seeking to address the social and environmental determinants of health.
As an organization of health professionals and advocates for social justice, we look to the precautionary principle when analyzing public health policies. That’s why we’re encouraging our members to vote YES on Proposition 37, the Right to Know initiative to label food genetically engineered (GE) foods. We have a right to know what’s in our food.