Study Finds Radioactivity Migrated from Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory During Woolsey Fire

A peer-reviewed study, just published by the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, found that radioactive contamination from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) migrated offsite during the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which began at SSFL. The study calls into question widely distrusted claims by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and its toxics department that no contamination was released.


NEW STUDY: Rapid COVID-19 Spread in CA Linked to Unsafe Working Conditions at Fast-food Restaurants

A new study released Monday by Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Los Angeles finds that fast-food workplace transmission of COVID-19 has likely been a significant, ongoing contributor to the spread of the disease throughout California during the last year of the pandemic, particularly among the workers of color who make up the vast majority of the state’s fast-food workforce.


Governor Brown’s Toxic-Free Fire Safety Regulation Unveiled

(Sacramento) Consumers, environmental health advocates, health professionals, and firefighters applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s new fire safety regulation today, issuing this statement. The draft language of TB 117-2013 was posted for a 45-day public comment period today, and aims to improve fire safety without the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals linked to neurodevelopmental impairment, infertility, and cancer.


What’s in Your Food? People Have a Right to Know

People should have information about the presence of genetically engineered ingredients in their food both when there may be a benefit to the person eating (for example, rice used in poor countries that includes Vitamin A), and when there are benefits only to the producer.


The End of Antibiotics? A Call for Physician Action

With the evolution of multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria, modern medicine faces the potential loss of one of its most essential tools, antibiotics. Physicians and public health advocates have made great strides in reducing the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Now, the identification of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and their resistant genes in the 3 byproducts of the wastewater treatment plants initiates an alarming call for physicians to take action to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria and their resistant genes by our wastewater treatment plants.