Couches With Lower Toxicity Available Beginning in 2014!

December 19, 2013

Consumers in California will soon be able to choose couches and other home furnishings with lower toxicity. Last spring we asked our members to sign an action alert supporting a new furniture flammability standard, which was finalized in late November and will go into effect January 1, 2014. The new standard eliminates the requirement that upholstered…

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Tell California DOGGR What You Think About Fracking!

December 19, 2013

On September 20, 2013, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 4. The new law requires the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) in the California Department of Conservation Division to prepare regulations to ensure that well stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” is done safely. DOGGR oversees the drilling, operation, maintenance, and…

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Health Professionals in Action: My Life in Environmental Health

September 25, 2013

By Dr. Sarah Janssen, SF Bay Area PSR Board of Directors I have been involved with PSR for nearly 2 decades, first in the student chapter at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign which started with a group of friends from medical school who were interested in social justice issues and a faculty mentor, Dr. Anne…

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Summer Heat Richmond

August 29, 2013

By Dr. Jeff Ritterman, Vice President, SF Bay Area PSR On August 3rd, an upbeat crowd of more than 2,000 people marched to the Chevron refinery in Richmond for “Summer Heat,” the Bay Area’s largest climate action this summer.  Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President, and I led a delegation of members under…

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Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline Rally and March

June 18, 2013

June 20 – 12noon Rally at Battery East, below Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Center in San Francisco Join SF Bay Area PSR in opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline by rallying at Crissy Field and then marching across the Golden Gate Bridge. We will join with National Nurses United, Bill McKibben, 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, CREDO,…

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Health Professionals in Action: Dr. Julia Quint

June 18, 2013

Dr. Julia Quint is a public health scientist and toxicologist with an emphasis on occupational health. She is retired from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) where she was Research Scientist and Chief of the Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS), an occupational health program. She joined SF Bay Area PSR two years…

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CleanMed 2013: Creating Healing Environments

May 13, 2013

SF Bay Area PSR wowed its audiences at this year’s CleanMed conference April 24-26 in Boston. Jointly hosted by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Green Health, CleanMed connected and educated more than 900 health care professionals, food service employees, and hospital suppliers from across the nation on sustainability strategies in health care. Healthy Food…

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Supermoms Against Superbugs

May 13, 2013

On April 15 and 16, SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Robert Gould joined more than 50 participants gathered in Washington D.C. for the second annual “Supermoms Against Superbugs Advocacy Day” events sponsored by the Pew Foundation. Conference members that included parents, physicians, chefs, restauranteurs, and ranchers called on President Barack Obama, the FDA and…

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May Webinars on Antibiotics and Agriculture

April 19, 2013

Webinars are co-sponsored by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and the PEW Charitable Trusts Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming. SF Bay Area PSR coordinates HCHW’s Healthy Food in Health Care work in California. Saving Antibiotics: A Clinical Perspective on Antibiotic Overuse in Agriculture May 16, 2013 10-11am PDT With Dr. Tom Newman, SF…

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