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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SF Bay Area PSR Hosts an Evening with Sandra Steingraber: California Fracking and Health

September 29, 2015

Reminder: Earlier this month, we were thrilled to invite our supporters and members of SF Bay Area PSR to an evening with acclaimed ecologist, activist, and author Sandra Steingraber, PhD. Please plan to join us! Dr. Steingraber will be speaking about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment. We’re honored…

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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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“We All Live in Bhopal” Here in the Bay Area

December 18, 2014

By Catherine Porter, Policy Consultant In the early morning hours of December 3, 1984, a cloud of toxic gas from a leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant descended on the adjacent neighborhood in Bhopal, India.  The sleeping residents became engulfed in a cloud of methyl isocyanate (MIC), resulting in the deaths of 8,000 women,…

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Fossil Fuel Divestment

October 22, 2014

By Dr. Bob Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President On September 17, the UC Regents held a vote on whether to divest from fossil fuels at the UCSF Mission Bay campus. I was invited by Fossil Free UC to speak during the public comment period against a recommendation made by the UC task force. The…

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