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.
Today, the California State Senate voted to ban the toxic plastics chemical bisphenol -A (BPA) from baby bottles and sippy cups sold in California. “Today’s vote to eliminate BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups is part of re-asserting California’s leadership on environmental health protections…”
We need your voice on a PSR-LA-sponsored measure that would be an important step in reducing toxic and untested flame retardants in California furniture and baby products.
Nothing is more important than freeing ourselves from oil—for public health, economic, environmental, and national security reasons. California relies on petroleum fuels for 97% of our transportation fuel, which holds us hostage to volatile oil prices. In fact, spikes in oil prices have preceded the last four recessions.
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.