On February 1, Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello joined State Senator Mark Leno, fire scientists, environmental advocates, and public health leaders, at a press conference in Sacramento on Tuesday, where new legislation was announced that will create an alternative fire safety standard in California.
A new study that shows girls are reaching puberty earlier than ever — which puts them at greater risk for behavioral problems as adolescents and breast cancer as adults — is just the latest report to highlight the many alarming health challenges facing our children today. Autism spectrum disorders are on the rise and childhood obesity has become a national epidemic.
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.
Last week, the President’s Cancer Panel released a groundbreaking report, urging the President to: “…remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase healthcare costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.”
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.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein continues to lead the nation towards safer alternatives to bisphenol-A (BPA). In this Op-Ed, she describes in no uncertain terms what’s at stake when deciding whether or not to take action on this hazardous chemical.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in partnership with American Nurses Association (ANA) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) released the “Hazardous Chemicals In Health Care” report today, detailing the first investigation ever of chemicals found in the bodies of health care professionals.
Today, the California state Assembly failed to pass SB 797, a bill which would have banned the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from use in children’s sippy cups, infant formula and other food and drink products designed for children aged three and younger.
Thanks to your support this year, SB 797 (The Toxics-Free Toddlers and Babies Act), which would eliminate the use of bisphenol-A (BPA in children’s feeding containers, is headed to the Assembly floor for a vote in a few short days! Decision makers need to hear the trusted voice of physicians and health advocates again — we are facing very powerful opposition from the chemical industry, and our legislators need to put public health first.