By simply permitting and disclosing oil extraction and chemical use in our communities, California will be facilitating and expanding our fossil fuel status quo. Responsible policy would be to stop this harmful and reckless activity by banning fracking and other non-conventional oil extraction because—from a health perspective–the facts demand it.
Today in City Hall, Councilmember Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin introduced a motion to place a moratorium on fracking within the City of Los Angeles and along the City’s water supply route.
“You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California’s beaches, which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area’s freeways.”
Last year, we announced our law suit to demand that the EPA place air monitors near freeways to determine exactly how much particulate matter is reaching the many families and communities who live within 300 yards of these major roadways. Studies show that women who live near heavy traffic roadways have a greater risk of having a […]
by Kriszta Farkas, PSR-LA Summer Intern The Toxies: Exposed, the 4th annual event of The Toxies, created by the statewide coalition, CHANGE, and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, was yet another great success! By highlighting the hazards of specific “bad chemical actors” in screening short videos, the event exemplified how we […]
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.
Many of us living and working in Los Angeles have faced the realities of infill and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policies for decades. Touted as an environmental and economic solution, infill and TOD, if implemented hastily and without public input can lead to negative impacts on communities.
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.
(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.
When: January 26, 4-6 pm Where: The Neighborhood Church 507 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802 What: CEHAJ, LAPWG and the BHC Air Quality Work Group will be hosting a community festival at The Neighborhood Church in Long Beach to update residents on the I710 expansion and BNSF SCIG railyard proposal. Participants will be able […]
When: Jan.16, 9-4:30 pm, Jan.17, 9-12:30 pm Where: CAL EPA BUILDING 1001 I ST, SACRAMENTO, CA LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE RSVP: REGISTER HERE […]
November 19 – A Generation in Jeopardy: Ever stronger science on pesticide harm to children’s health
What is the role of pesticides in triggering the chronic health conditions that kids today are increasingly facing? Register for a free webinar series today.
People should have information about the presence of genetically engineered ingredients in their food both when there may be a benefit to the person eating (for example, rice used in poor countries that includes Vitamin A), and when there are benefits only to the producer.
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.