November 13, 2019

The following list shows the pieces of legislation supported and opposed in the 2019 legislative session. Toxics/environmental health/pesticides AB 495 (Muratsuchi) Two-year bill. Bans certain dangerous chemicals in cosmetics including toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, asbestos, lead. Sponsored by EWG and Cal PIRG. AB 958 (Aguiar) Died in appropriations committee. Create grant program to fund organic food…

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Looking and Smelling Pretty Could Affect your Health and You Wouldn’t Even Know; That May Change in California this Year

April 2, 2019

Several legislators are considering several bills to ban the worst chemicals from cosmetics and improve right-to-know for workers in the salon industry and consumers. In 2017, the value of the U.S. market for the beauty and personal care product industry reached around $86 billion. Ingredients in cosmetic products are linked to an array of acute…

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SF Bay Area PSR State Legislation Support Roster 2018

October 2, 2018

In 2018, San Francisco Bay Area Physicians for Social Responsibility, bolstered by your support, monitored and took action on many policy proposals impacting human health and the health of the environment. We formally supported approximately 30 pieces of state legislation concerning a wide array of issues ranging from stopping gun violence to improving right-to-know protections…

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Dr. Robert Gould’s Testimony on the Clean Power Plan

March 9, 2018

Dr. Robert Gould Testifies for the Clean Power Plan On February 28th, Dr. Robert Gould testified in favor of the Clean Power Plan at an EPA listening session in San Francisco. His testimony is below. Good morning. I’m Dr. Robert Gould. After working as a Pathologist for over 30 years at Kaiser Hospital in San Jose,…

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California Legislators Accepting NRA Support

March 7, 2018

Take Action! Call California congress people who receive funding from the NRA. Ask your friends or colleagues who live in their districts to do the same. Tell them to stop accepting contributions from the organization that advocates for looser gun controls and blocks all progress in making our streets and schools safer from gun violence….

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Legislative Update – 2017

November 30, 2017

San Francisco Bay Area PSR Roster of state bills supported/opposed in 2017 SUPPORT  Worker and consumer right-to-know  SB 258 (Lara) Cleaning product ingredient labeling. Status: Passed Senate. Passed Assembly. This bill would require a manufacturer of a cleaning product manufactured red or sold in the state to disclose ingredients contained in cleaning products and certain…

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Legislative Spotlight: Bills Supported and Opposed by SF Bay Area PSR in 2017

August 2, 2017

SF Bay Area PSR has been busy in Sacramento, advocating on a wide range of state bills this year that support healthy people and a healthy environment, including those improving worker and consumer right-to-know laws, health policy and gun violence. SUPPORT Worker and consumer right-to-know SB 258 (Lara) Cleaning product ingredient labeling. Status: Passed Senate. Passed…

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Dangers of Chlorpyrifos to Farmworkers and Their Communities Made Clear—Time to Ban It!

June 6, 2017

Recently SF Bay PSR asked your help to convince Governor Jerry Brown to fully ban the harmful pesticide chlorpyrifos.  It presents an immediate danger—chlorpyrifos recently poisoned a number of farmworkers in the Central Valley, which underscores why it’s crucial to keep the heat on the governor to ban this dangerous chemical.  As reported by Mother Jones, more than 50…

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