Big Victories for Public and Environmental Health at the California Medical Association Convention

November 3, 2009

Aided by efforts of PSR members, numerous policies protective of public and environmental health were adopted at the recent California Medical Association (CMA) 138th Annual Session (October 15-19, 2009, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim). This great outcome reflected a strong collaboration of local medical associations, hospital systems such as Kaiser, and professional organizations such as the American…

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Email Alert for PSR Senate Global Warming-Energy Letters

September 1, 2009

Help strengthen U.S. climate and energy legislation The U.S. Senate will be considering climate change and energy legislation in early September.  Its potential impact on the health and wellbeing of the planet cannot be underestimated. Now is a critical time for health professionals to speak out on the need for strong legislation that confronts the growing threat from climate change…

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SFPSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Sarah Janssen Cited in Article on Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals

January 8, 2009

Panel: EPA must consider effects of chemical barrage By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Chemicals that interfere with the male hormone system are so common — and so potentially damaging — that the government should stop studying them one by one and consider their combined effect, an expert panel said Thursday. Phthalates and other hormone-disrupting chemicals…

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Senator Feinstein Responds to SF PSR President Dr. Robert Gould’s Email Concerning the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

September 29, 2008

Dear Dr. Gould: Thank you for writing about the U.S.-India nuclear energy agreement. I appreciate the time you took to write me. As you may know, India has agreed to separate its civilian and military nuclear program over the next eight years and take other steps in order to receive U.S. nuclear technology and fuel….

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Coalition Including SF Bay PSR and NRDC Makes Strides Towards Raising CA Standard for Perchlorate

July 18, 2008

The article below outlines the developments, and includes quotes from SF Bay PSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Sarah Janssen. State to re-assess perchlorate levels using new data on risks to fetuses Thursday, July 17, 2008 By DAVID DANELSKI The Press-Enterprise Prodded by environmental groups, California health officials said they will re-evaluate the health effects of…

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Dr. Newman Publishes Journal Article on Anti-Nuclear Proliferation

May 16, 2008

Dr. Newman’s article, “Taking a Stand Against Nuclear Proliferation: The Pediatrician’s Role,” was published in the May 2008 issue of the prominent medical journal, Pediatrics. Dr. Newman writes from the perspective of a pediatrician and public health physician, and appeals to his colleagues to speak out about the threat to children posed by nuclear weapons,…

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Dr. Gould and Senator Feinstein Correspond About US-Iran Relations

May 9, 2008

Over the past year, PSR has been very involved in the campaign to prevent a military strike against Iran. PSR has brought the issue before Congress, been part of delegations traveling to Iran to meet with government and civil leaders there, written and spoken widely, and co-sponsored educational events. Dr. Gould, along with PSR board…

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Bill To Ban Lead in Children’s Products Gets Boost

May 1, 2008

Dr. Harry Wang, President of the Sacramento chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, presented testimony and offered rebuttals to toy industry lobbyists as the bill, AB 2694, came before the Assembly Health Committee on April 29th. The bill, introduced by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, would establish the nation’s toughest ban on lead in children’s products. With…

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Executive Director Evan Krasner Meets with District Director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

March 26, 2008

Along with representatives of the American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action West, Dr. Krasner met yesterday with House Speaker Pelosi’s District Director, Dan Bernal, to provide a public health perspective in advocating for a quick end to the war in Iraq and a halt to the wasteful and dangerous plans to reinvigorate the U.S….

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SF Bay Area PSR President Robert Gould Testifies At Tracy Hearings For Nuclear “Complex Transformation”

March 20, 2008

The Department of Energy is holding hearings on its so-called “Complex transformation,” a plan to revitalize the nuclear weapons complex at 8 sites across the country, including at Tracy and Livermore. Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President and expert on public health and security issues surrounding nuclear weapons and energy, gave testimony yesterday,…

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