Please join us on January 12, 2012 at UCLA for an important forum exploring the environmental influences on neurodevelopment. This event is co-sponsored by The Autism Society, the Collaborative on Health and the Environment’s (CHE’s) Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative and the UCLA School of Public Health, and PSR-LA.
The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) yesterday unanimously recommended that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prevent chemical disasters by using unused authority in the Clean Air Act.
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.
Just after midnight on September 1, the California Senate failed to pass a bill to eliminate Bisphenol-A (BPA) from food and drink containers for children ages 3 and younger. Senator Fran Pavley (D-Santa Monica) carried the legislation with advocate sponsors Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, Breast Cancer Fund, and Environmental Working Group.
This week, the California legislature plans to wrap up its legislative session and make many decisions about the services, priorities, and the budget of our state. Amongst the very tough decisions, sending a bill to protect infants and toddlers from exposure to a toxic chemical should NOT be considered a tough decision.