PSR-LA knows how to build and be part of effective and diverse coalitions that strengthen our movement for health and justice. But we need your help to allow us to leverage our unique position into the victories for a world safe from nuclear threats, with air and climate justice, and reduced exposure to health-harming toxic chemicals.
In 2017, PSR-LA joined a coalition of over 80 organizations to support Senate Bill 623 – the Clean and Affordable Drinking Water Fund bill authored by Senator Monning. The bill is a vital solution to our communities’ struggles with affordable and unsafe drinking water.
On November 4, Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School (ADOMHS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) will co-host a Youth Disarmament Conference, the first conference ever to be held in Los Angeles aimed at educating and empowering youth about nuclear weapons disarmament.
PSR-LA is proud to announce the launch of the 500 Feet interactive mapping tool! Using federal, state and local government data sources, PSR-LA has developed an interactive hazard-mapping tool that visualizes the proximity of hazardous and sensitive uses in South Central LA.
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) celebrated today’s announcement that the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work bringing forward the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
In an effort to start identifying the concrete interventions and solutions, PSR-LA is embarking on a project where we apply Just Transition strategies to our understanding of the metals industry in South and East LA. The Just Transition framework conceptualizes a roadmap from an extractive economy to a living economy.
Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) and Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School (ADOMHS) are proud to announce the 2017 Youth Disarmament Conference Los Angeles.
Last week, PSR-LA hosted a webinar on Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and the LA case study of the Farmer’s Field Stadium. Learn more and view the webinars here.
In the Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data webinar, presenters from the California Department of Public Health explained the basics of biomonitoring. Biomonitoring is a tool used by the state to measure chemicals in a person’s body.
Over the summer, PSR-LA hosted a series of webinars focused on exploring examples of policy solutions to the challenges of hazardous and incompatible land uses. If you missed our Green Zones and Clean Up Green Up webinars, you can watch them online here.
Physicians’ Organization Objects to San Onofre Deal: Edison Settlement Increases Health and Security Risks
A deal struck today between Citizens’ Oversight and Southern California Edison encouraging the utility to use its efforts to relocate the highly irradiated spent nuclear fuel may dramatically increase health and security risks for communities in Southern California and the Southwestern United States.
PSR-LA Board President Dr. Bob Dodge will join Rep. Judy Chu and Rev. Haruyoshi Fujimoto at an August 24 luncheon hosted by Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace.
By Lesly Tobon, senior student at Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School in Los Angeles. PSR-LA was delighted to meet Lesly and her fellow students and faculty at ADOMHS this summer and learn about their efforts to declare their school (and others) as Nuclear Weapons Free Zones.