We have been successful at moving environmental health issues within the California medical community, including the passage of many resolutions within the California Medical Association (CMA). View resolutions supported by SF Bay Area PSR, including CMA, American Public Health Association, and other associations below. For CMA resolutions, “Whereas” statements are for reference; only the “Resolved” are CMA policy. For a complete list of environmental resolutions passed by other professional associations, please see the Professional Societies Statement Database by our partner Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), University of California, San Francisco.

Environmental Health

2012 California Medical Association Monitoring Radiation from Fukushima in Seafood

2011 California Medical Association Health Food Marketing for Children

2011 California Medical Association Healthy Agricultural Practices

2011 California Medical Association Nanoparticle Testing, Monitoring, and Regulation

2011 California Medical Association Triclosan Antimicrobial Soap

2011 California Medical Association Nuclear Power Plant Safety

2007 California Medical Association Improving Health Through Sustainable Food Purchasing

2007 California Medical Association Modern Chemicals Policy

2005 California Medical Association Opposition to Cooperation of Physicians in Torture

2004 California Medical Association Reducing Major Sources of Diesel Exhaust

2004 California Medical Association Pesticides and Schools

2003 California Medical Association Scientific Credibility of Government Public Health Advisory
Committees

2003 California Medical Association Toxicity of Computers and Electronics Waste

2002 California Medical Association Climate Change and Human Health

2002 California Medical Association Air Pollution, Energy, and Health

2001 California Medical Association DEHP Use in Neonatal Intensive Care Units Resolution

2000 California Medical Association Agricultural Pesticide Drift

2000 California Medical Association Preventing Human Mercury Exposure

2000 California Medical Association Farmworker Protection from Pesticides

2000 California Medical Association 2000 Mercury Resolution

1999 California Medical Association Healthy Schools

1998 California Medical Association PVC Plastic Use by Health Care Facilities

National & Global Security

2006 American Public Health Association: Opposition to the Continuation of the War in Iraq

2005 California Medical Association Opposition to Cooperation of Physicians in Torture

2005 National PSR Position Statement on Iraq

2004 National PSR Position Statement on Iraq

2004 American Public Health Association: Affirming the Necessity of a Secure, Sustainable, and Health-Protective Energy Policy

2003 National PSR Resolution on Biopreparedness and Smallpox Vaccination Plans (no link available)

2003 American Public Health Association: Strengthening the Fiscal Viability and Independence of Public Health While Responding to Terrorism

2003 American Public Health Association: Opposition to United States Plans for New Nuclear Weapons Development and Pre-emptive War (no link available)

2002 American Public Health Association: APHA Policy on Smallpox Vaccination (no link available)

2002 American Public Health Association: Preserving Right-To-Know Information and Encouraging Hazard Reduction to Reduce the Risk of Exposure to Toxic Substances

2002 American Public Health Association: Call for United States to Support a Strengthened Biological Weapons Convention

2002 National PSR Position Statement on Military Intervention in Iraq

2001 American Public Health Association: Guiding Principles for a Public Health Response to Terrorism (no link available)

2001 American Public Health Association: Opposition to National Missile Defense and the Militarization of Space

2000 American Public Health Association: Prevent, Response, and Training for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases, including Bioterrorism

2000 California Medical Association Avoiding Accidental Nuclear War

2000 SF Bay Area PSR Position Statement on Nuclear Power

1999 American Public Health Association: Anthrax Immunization

1999 American Public Health Association: Nuclear-Weapon-Free World (no link available)

1999 American Public Health Association: Taking Nuclear Weapons Off Alert

1999 American Public Health Association: Declare Proposed National Permanent Nuclear Waste Repository Site Unsafe

1998 American Public Health Association: Cessation of Continued Development of Nuclear Weapons

1997 American Public Health Association: Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention

1997 California Medical Association Abolition of Weapons of Mass Destruction

1997 The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: The Canberra Commission on the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was established as an independent commission by the then Australian Government in November 1995 to propose practical steps towards a nuclear weapon free world including the related problem of maintaining stability and security during the transitional period and after this goal is achieved.

1996 American College of Physicians: Resolution from the Board of Governors, approved by the Board of Regents. Presented at: Meeting of the American College of Physicians, October 1996; Philadelphia, PA. (no link available)

1996 American Medical Association. House of Delegates Resolution 617 (I-96). Presented at: Meeting of the House of Delegates, American Medical Association, December 1996, Chicago, IL. (no link available)

1996 Statement by Generals and Admirals of the World Against Nuclear Weapons

1996 American Public Health Association: Cessation of Nuclear Testing and Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

1992 American Public Health Association: Reducing and Monitoring the Use of Toxic Materials in Production by the Departments of Defense and Energy

1989 American Public Health Association: Delay of Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), A Nuclear Waste Repository, Until Safety Is Assured

1989 American Public Health Association: Public Health Hazards at Nuclear Weapons Facilities

1987 American Public Health Association: End to Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)

1985 American Public Health Association: The Health Effects of Militarism (Position Paper)

1984 American Public Health Association: Accountability of the Nuclear Industry to State and Local Governments for Radiation Injuries

1983 American Public Health Association: Nuclear Testing and Dumping of Nuclear Waste Materials in the Pacific Ocean

1982 American Public Health Association: Reaction to the Attack in the Nuclear Freeze Movement (no link available)

1981 American Public Health Association: Nuclear War and Nuclear Weapons

1981 American Public Health Association: Nuclear Accident Liability

1979 American Public Health Association: Nuclear Power

1979 American Public Health Association: World Peace and the Military Budget

1979 American Public Health Association: The Public Health Impact of Energy Policy

1976 American Public Health Association: Energy Development and Use (no link available)

1974 American Public Health Association: Energy and the Environment (no link available)

1971 American Public Health Association: Conflict of Interest in the Atomic Energy Commission

1969 American Public Health Association: Chemical and Biological Methods of Warfare

1967 American Public Health Association: Radiological Health in State and Local Public Health Programs

1961 American Public Health Association: Increased Radiological Monitoring of Public Water Supplies (no link available)

1958 American Public Health Association: Responsibility for Protection Against Radioactive Substances (no link available)