PSR-LA has served as an active advisor and planner for a July 2010 conference presented by The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Resource Center & Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health. This invitation-only convening of experts will focus on the intersection of women’s reproductive health and the environment, and cover breadth of topics related to communities, science, and policy.
The June 24th, 2009 training session of PSR-LA’s Environmental Health Ambassador Program “Exploring the Links Between Women’s Reproductive Health and Chemicals” was a great success! Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH and Richard Jackson, MD, MPH speak about women’s reproductive health.
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.
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.
Right now members of the California legislature have the opportunity to take a step towards better health for Californians, and make a decision that values science-based prevention. Peer-reviewed animal and human studies find associations between flame retardants and decreased IQ in children, learning disabilities and more.
Please join PSR-LA for this unique speaker training conducted by professional media and speaking coach, Allegory, leading state chemical policy experts, and local community leaders. Participants will include health professionals, environmental health and justice leaders and reproductive justice advocates.
As PSR-LA approaches our 30th anniversary, I want to thank you for your loyalty and ongoing support. You have helped us grow from a small volunteer-based chapter with a single, imperative mission — to stop the arms race and nuclear proliferation of the Cold War — into a 5,000 member-strong organization that tackles a breadth of issues critical to human health, the environment, and survival.
Using the twin lenses of environmental justice and reproductive justice, PSR-LA is a featured group that is finding new ways to connect, frame, communicate, and organize around the issues that matter most to communities. This approach is creating new alliances, political opportunities, and concrete wins.
With the successful launch of our Peace and Security Ambassador program this past winter, we are pleased to announce another in-depth training series for health professionals: PSR-LA’s Environmental Health Ambassador Program on June 24, 2009.
Toxics-Free Communities PSR-LA’s Toxics-Free Communities program addresses the effects of toxic chemicals’ life cycle — from extraction, to production, to c ...
Nuclear Threats PSR-LA’s founding mission of protecting public health from nuclear threats is as critical today as it was when we were founded over 40 years ...
Air & Climate Justice Despite California’s reputation as a leader on climate and environmental issues, Los Angeles is home to some of the worst air poll ...