Vote with your Pocketbooks to Make Nail Salons Healthier!

May 21, 2015

Nail salons and their health hazards have been prominent in the news lately.  In California, there are 122,039 licensed manicurists, most of whom are women of reproductive age. It’s estimated that as many as 80% are Vietnamese; many have limited English skills. Three chemicals of high concern in nail salon products are dibutyl phthalate (DBP),…

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“We All Live in Bhopal” Here in the Bay Area

December 18, 2014

By Catherine Porter, Policy Consultant In the early morning hours of December 3, 1984, a cloud of toxic gas from a leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant descended on the adjacent neighborhood in Bhopal, India.  The sleeping residents became engulfed in a cloud of methyl isocyanate (MIC), resulting in the deaths of 8,000 women,…

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64 California Hospitals Celebrate Food Day by Serving Meat and Poultry Raised Without Routine Antibiotics

November 21, 2014

By Kendra Klein, SF Bay Area PSR Senior Program Associate On October 24, 64 California hospitals participating in the Healthy Food in Health Care program, coordinated through SF Bay Area PSR, served over 13,200 meals that featured meat or poultry raised without routine antibiotics. In total, more than 350 hospitals across the country joined forces…

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A Win for Toxics Transparency!

November 21, 2014

Senate Bill 193, approved by the state legislature and signed by Governor Brown this year, will improve workplace safety and health. Toxicologist and SF Bay Area PSR Board member Julia Quint, PhD played a critical role in the new law’s development and passage. Catherine Porter, policy consultant for SF Bay Area PSR, talked with Dr….

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Panel October 23 at UC Berkeley

October 22, 2014

The Nuclear University and US Power in the Pacific: Time for a New Free Speech Movement? October 23rd 6-9:30pm UC Berkeley, Room/Building: 60 Evans Presentations: The Pacific Pivot: Overview The Marshall Islands: Ground Zero for Nuclear Colonialism California, US Power in the Pacific, and the University Universities: Intellectual Power for US Power Presenters: Dr. Gray…

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Legislative Update October 2014

October 22, 2014

Victory in Sacramento for right-to- know about chemical hazards in the workplace! On September 30, the 2014 legislative year came to a close in Sacramento.  Governor Brown signed into law several important bills that San Francisco Bay Area PSR supported, including SB 193 (Monning) which supports the right-to- know about chemical hazards in the workplace….

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Local Antibiotics Resolutions

October 22, 2014

SF Bay Area PSR applauds the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Berkeley City Council for approving resolutions September 9 calling on Congress to pass national legislation to stop unnecessary use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. San Francisco is the first major city and the first county in California to pass this kind of…

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