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.
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.
As public health advocates, PSR-LA has partnered with other public health and equity advocates in California to ensure that California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Action includes a social justice, equity and health component.
Methyl iodide is so dangerous that it is used to create cancer in laboratories and over 50 scientists across the country – 5 of them Nobel Laureates – sent a letter to the EPA expressing astonishment that the agency was “working to legalize broadcast releases of one of the more toxic chemicals used in manufacturing into the environment.”
American from toxic chemicals. This is simply the best opportunity we have ever had to pass tough federal reforms that will keep toxic chemicals out of our lives for generations to come.
A bill that’s now taking shape in Congress will affect the way that businesses for years to come are allowed to expose us all to toxic chemicals that can cause cancer and other health threats.
Bad actor chemicals negatively affect our health every day. Hundreds of case studies have shown the consequential health impacts of Bad Actor chemicals in our consumer goods. Take action to retire these bad actors through California’s Green Chemistry Initiative and federal TSCA reform.