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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SF Bay PSR Signs On to Petition for a Nuclear Free Europe

June 25, 2008

Saintes Appeal for a Nuclear-Free Europe The 3rd Rally for International Disarmament, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (3rd RID-NBC) was successfully held in Saintes (Charente-Maritime, France) from May 9 to 11, 2008. At the close of proceedings, the participants adopted several resolutions, including “The Saintes Appeal,” which calls – among other things – for the removal…

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SF Bay PSR Steering Committee Member Dr. Gina Solomon Directs UCSF Fellowship and Residency Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine–Seeking Physicians

June 16, 2008

UCSF Fellowship and Residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine The Fellowship and Residency training program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) is accepting applications from June through September from qualified physicians for our post-graduate specialty training program beginning in July of 2009. Previous graduates of our…

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Join SF Bay PSR June 10: National Call-In for Diplomacy With Iran

June 6, 2008

Bombing Iran would bring disastrous consequences. ·The entire Middle East likely would descend into further violence putting the well-being of innumerable civilians at risk. ·U.S. standing in the world would plummet and oil prices would soar. ·A U.S. attack would only strengthen hardliners in Iran. Current U.S. policies are not working. Threats of military attacks…

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Dr. Alvin Leonard Remembered

May 29, 2008

All of us at SF Bay PSR mourn the loss of Dr. Leonard, a great friend and supporter of our chapter, husband of Steering Committee member Pearl Leonard, and a major contributor to public health. Dr. Leonard was remembered in a piece in the SF Chronicle—reprinted below, and a piece in the Oakland Tribune. We…

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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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