Reports and Training Materials

See some of PSR-LA’s most popular resources, reports and policy statements below. More reports are referenced in our Issues pages, and more training materials can be obtained from PSR-LA staff through membership activities — please contact Shazia Manji, smanji@psr-la.org, (213) 689-8170 ext. 107 to learn more. You may also view an archive of PSR-LA newsletters.

Contents

Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons – presentation by Robert Dodge MD – November 8, 2014
Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons – Rotary Club presentation by Robert Dodge MD
Fracking
Public Health and the Green Economy
Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care
Recommendations for Improving California’s Public and Environmental Health
Pesticides and Human Health
Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
Mercury – Your Environment, Your Food, Your Health
In Harm’s Way – Toxic Threats to Child Development
Generations at Risk – How Environmental Toxins May Affect Reproductive Health
Nuclear Power: Health, Preparedness, and Prevention
Applying a Dose of ‘Reality’
No Surprise in Failure to Deter North Korea
Strategic Missile Defense: A Reality Check
Testing the World’s Patience
Russia and the United States

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Environmental Health

Public Health and the Green Economy

Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, with the support of the Clarence Heller Foundation and Kathy Attar, worked to produce a concept paper on the links between public health, the environment, and the economy.

Download the paper here.

Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care – A Snapshot of Chemicals in Doctors and Nurses

 

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Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in partnership with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) have released the “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” report, detailing the first investigation ever of chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals. The inquiry found that all of the 20 participants had toxic chemicals associated with health care in their bodies.

Read the full article on the release of “Hazardous Chemicals in Healthcare”
Download this report
(pdf)

Recommendations for Improving California’s Public and Environmental Health

 

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Our suggestions to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for environmental health policy in the state of California. Submitted to the Governor by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) and the Environmental Health Legislative Working Group (EHLWG)

Download this report (pdf)

Pesticides and Human Health

Many state and federal laws and regulations managing pesticides do not adequately protect public health. This report offers a compilation of scientific studies on the chronic impacts of pesticides on Human health.

Download this report (pdf)

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

 

pediatric-environmental-health-toolkitEndorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health.

Read more and download all resources of this toolkit.

Mercury – Your Environment, Your Food, Your Health

 

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Informational brochures on the the sources and results of exposure to mercury in clinical and everyday environments. Includes personal and policy recommendations on how to protect your health.

Download this brochure (pdf):  English | Spanish | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | Cambodian | Thai

In Harm’s Way – Toxic Threats to Child Development

 

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The In Harm’s Way report and accompanying PowerPoint presentation was created as the core curriculum for the In Harm’s Way Training Programs for Health Professionals which was designed to assist health professionals in understanding and preventing toxic threats to child development.

Read more, download the report and presentation

Generations at Risk – How Environmental Toxins May Affect Reproductive Health

generations-at-riskAuthors: Ted Schettler MD MPH, Gina Solomon MD MPH, Paul Burns JD, Maria Valenti.  A report by Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility (GBPSR) and the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group (MASSPIRG) Education Fund.

Download this report (pdf)

Peace and Security

Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons – presentation by Robert Dodge MD in Los Angeles on November 8, 2014 – download here (16.9 MB)

Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons – Rotary Club presentation by Robert Dodge MD – download here (7.7 MB)

Nuclear Power: Health, Preparedness, Prevention PSR-LA. March, 2011.

Applying a Dose of ‘Reality’. Ramberg, Bennett. The Korea Times. June 2009

No Surprise in Failure To Deter N. Korea. Bennett, Bruce. Chicago Tribune. June 2009.

Strategic Missile Defense: A Reality Check, (pdf). Thielmann, Greg. Arms Control Association. May 2009.

Testing the World’s Patience. Kimball, Daryl. Arms Control Association. June 2009.

Russia and the United States, (pdf). Trenin, Dmitri; Blechman, Barry et al. Stimson Center. July 2009.