February 3rd, the South Coast Air Quality Management District will vote on a crucial air quality plan for our region. Take action today to make sure that plan will bring Angelenos the air pollution reductions we need to improve health.
PSR-LA Board Member Dr. Robert Dodge’s excellent article on the failed NPT Review Conference and the growing movement for a nuclear weapons ban.
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.
For decades, chemicals marketed as flame retardants have been added into our furniture and baby products. An obscure 1970s regulation California regulation is ineffective at stopping fires, and encourages the use of these toxic and untested chemicals that threaten our health.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an America “built to last” and relying on clean energy. He spoke powerfully against oil subsidies that have propped up that industry for a century. Yet he has consistently supported federal loan guarantees for the nuclear industry.
Please join us on Friday, Dec. 16th, 2011 at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in LA to find out how we can continue progress with rules being developed by the Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and voice your concerns about toxics in your community! We’ll have a workshop from 1:00-2:30, and a Community Forum with DTSC from 3:00-4:30.