A UCSF study published in Environmental Science and Technology today shows the highest reported level of flame retardant chemicals in California pregnant women. PBDEs can disrupt the thyroid system and have been linked to neurodevelopmental problems in children following prenatal exposure
PSR-LA is continuing our commitment to educating legislators and their staff on the emerging public health science and advocacy opportunities by partnering with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Using the twin lenses of environmental justice and reproductive justice, PSR-LA is a featured group that is finding new ways to connect, frame, communicate, and organize around the issues that matter most to communities. This approach is creating new alliances, political opportunities, and concrete wins.
PSR-LA has served as an active advisor and planner for a July 2010 conference presented by The Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Education & Resource Center & Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health. This invitation-only convening of experts will focus on the intersection of women’s reproductive health and the environment, and cover breadth of topics related to communities, science, and policy.
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.