Check out PSR-LA’s newsletter for a round-up our our latest work and urgent actions. Summer edition, Volume 32, Number 2.
What’s inside: Taking on Fracking – Don’t Gag Docs | Fumigant Free by 2020 | Protecting CEQA – CA’s Landmark Environmental Bill | Victory! Prescription for Toxic-Free Fire Safety | LA City Council Resolutions: San Onofre and Cleaning Up SSFL | Ten Bills on PSR-LA’s State Agenda | Member Profile: James Dahlgren, MD | Member Corner: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Are Not Due Only to Over-Prescribing
LA Health and Climate Symposium: Advancing Healthy and Resilient Communities In A Changing Environment
Climate change has the potential to cause widespread injuries and death related to natural disasters, displacement, heat-related illnesses, malnutrition, and air and water pollution. PSR-LA co-organized a symposium on April 30th, 2010 titled, Los Angeles Health and Climate: Advancing healthy and resilient communities in a changing environment.
For physicians, and indeed for all health workers, promoting health for all is a clear social responsibility. The United States devotes enormous resources to medical care, well over 50% more per person than any other nation — yet it ranks 45th in the world in life expectancy and 33rd in infant mortality.
The Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ) has been engaged in the community stakeholder proceedings of the I-710 Long Beach Freeway Corridor (local and state officials propose to expand the freeway) since 2001.