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.
Join Assemblymember Holly Mitchell, the 47th Assembly District Environmental Cabinet, and Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles (PSR-LA) for a free movie screening of Food Inc., written and directed by Robert Kenner.
Emerging science points to pesticides as a key contributor to childhood diseases and disorders, requiring swift action from policymakers. The report shines a light on the growing links between exposure to pesticides where children, live, learn and play and an array of impacts on the mind and body.
Join us for a one day presentation by leading experts on childhood lead poisoning prevention and other environmental toxins. A collaboration of Southern California Health and Housing Council, LA County Public Health–CLPPP, PSR-LA, LA Housing Department and the Healthy Homes Collaborative.
How will expanding the I-710 freeway impact the health of nearby residents? In an Op-Ed published in EGP News, Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, MD, MPH, expresses his concern that freeway expansion will induce traffic and lead to negative health outcome in Bell Gardens, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a community health center.
Will expanding the I-710 freeway to ten general purpose lanes with an added freight corridor lead to cleaner air? In an Op-Ed published on LAStreetsblog, physician Dr. Roberta Kato argues that expanding freeways is a misguided approach to improving air quality, and advocates instead for a community-driven proposal for the I-710 Corridor.
Read the full Press Release for the event. During a public hearing in Long Beach, community members will voice concerns over the proposed freeway expansion—known as the I-710 Corridor Project—outside the hearing doors at their On Our Own Terms Community Festival. The California Department of Public Transportation (CalTrans) contends that the freeway expansion of up to [...]