2019 SF BAY PSR BILL ROSTER

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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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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The 2016 Legislative Session and the State Ballot: There is Some Good News!

December 2, 2016

The 2016 California state legislative session came to a close on November 30.  SF Bay Area PSR supported approximately 22 bills to protect human health and environment (see list below) that ranged from “No coal in Oakland” through reduction of climate change emissions,  and stronger firearms and ammunition controls to reduce gun injuries and deaths. Senator…

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SF Bay Area PSR joins rally in Sacramento calling for Better Protection of School Children from Harmful Pesticides

July 30, 2016

by Catherine Porter, JD San Francisco Bay Area PSR joined farming community members and other health advocates in a rally outside the headquarters of the California Environmental Protection (CalEPA) and the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) organized by the coalition Californians for Pesticide Reform. We gathered to demand the release of long-awaited new protections for…

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