SF Bay Area PSR Furthers Legislator Education in Sacramento

March 28, 2016

On March 9, Dr. Bob Gould, San Francisco Bay Area PSR’s president, and Catherine Porter, policy consultant, walked the halls of the state Capitol and visited offices to educate legislators and staff on SF PSR’s work in furthering policies that advance human health and the health of the environment. Topics ranged from global warming through gun…

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Women in the beauty industry and their doctors are being short-changed on their right–to-know.

February 1, 2016

By Catherine Porter, JD On a daily basis, for long hours, women who work in nail and hair salons handle a multitude of chemicals that can harm their health.  Nail care professionals handle solvents, glues, polishes and other beauty care products containing chemicals known or suspected to cause cancer, allergies, respiratory, neurological and reproductive harm….

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Progress in Paris, but So Far To Go

December 31, 2015

Like many of you, we at SF Bay Area PSR eagerly awaited the announcements of agreement at the latest climate change talks in Paris. We knew that representatives of PSR were there and would be working for the most substantive agreement possible. When the agreement was finally announced, it became clear that some positive steps…

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The Power of Acceptance and Peace, with an Eye toward Syria

December 31, 2015

One of the hallmark values of Physicians for Social Responsibility is that, as health care providers, we take our values of health and healing, and apply them globally. We look at the planet, at our air, water and soil, and work to make it vibrant. We look at our nation’s policies, and work to make…

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The Latest News about Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration!

August 4, 2015

70 YEARS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS – AT WHAT COST?  Daniel Ellsberg, A-bomb Survivor Takashi Tanemori, Country Joe McDonald to Headline Historic 70th Anniversary Hiroshima Commemoration, Protest & Nonviolent Direct Action at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab WHAT: Northern California peace advocates will mark the historic 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and…

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Governor Brown Vetoes Needed Revisions to Assault Weapons Law

October 15, 2013

On Oct 11, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed three out of the four measures in the Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement (LIFE) Act that made it to his desk.  SF Bay Area PSR supported this important package of bills and is disappointed in the Governor’s decisions. The vetoed LIFE Act bills included SB 374, which would have…

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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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California Asthma Summit December 5-6: Putting Research into Practice

December 13, 2012

We thought SF Bay Area PSR members might be interested in this exciting Summit! California Breathing, the asthma program of the California Department of Public Health, will be holding the department’s biennial asthma research summit on December 5-6 in San Francisco. The aim of the summit is to bring together leading experts in asthma and…

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Foreclose on the Bomb Not the People August 5!

July 13, 2012

On August 5th, from 4-6pm, join peace, justice and environmental advocates to “Foreclose on the Bomb, Not the People” at a major demonstration at the Livermore nuclear weapons Lab. This event will commemorate the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan at the very place where the government is spending billions of dollars to…

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