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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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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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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