Join us for a one day presentation by leading experts on childhood lead poisoning prevention and other environmental toxins. A collaboration of Southern California Health and Housing Council, LA County Public Health–CLPPP, PSR-LA, LA Housing Department and the Healthy Homes Collaborative.
Freeway Expansion a Misguided Approach to Improving Air Quality
How will expanding the I-710 freeway impact the health of nearby residents? In an Op-Ed published in EGP News, Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, MD, MPH, expresses his concern that freeway expansion will induce traffic and lead to negative health outcome in Bell Gardens, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a community health center.
NBC-LA on Phthalates – PSR-LA Doctor and Local Mom Look Closer
PSR-LA Ambassador Dr. Robin E. Johnson was recently interviewed by NBC-LA about phthalates. There is a growing body of evidence that shows exposure to toxic chemicals in our homes, workplaces, and communities is having a negative impact on our health.
Ventura County Star: Protect our children; support ban on BPA use
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.
President’s Cancer Panel Says “Avoid BPA” – A Doctor’s Perspective for California
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.”
Exploring the Links Between Reproductive Health and Chemicals
The June 24th, 2009 training session of PSR-LA’s Environmental Health Ambassador Program “Exploring the Links Between Women’s Reproductive Health and Chemicals” was a great success! Tracey Woodruff, PhD, MPH and Richard Jackson, MD, MPH speak about women’s reproductive health.