Victory on clean cars!

February 2, 2012

On Friday January 27th, the California Air Resources Board unanimously voted to adopt advanced clean car standards.  SF Bay Area PSR was part of the advocacy effort to reduce air pollution from cars sold in our state: we stood with more 20 health and medical organizations in a letter urging CARB to adopt the clean…

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Dr. Robert Gould’s Oregon Speaking Tour

December 2, 2011

Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President, gave several talks in Oregon in November, part of a grant-supported effort allowing members of the National PSR board to travel to selected regions around the country to speak on nuclear weapons issues.  In his talks, Dr. Gould covered legacy issues of nuclear weapons dating back to…

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Exciting Developments from the National PSR Board

December 2, 2011

Dr. Robert Gould, SF Bay Area PSR President has also been a member of the national PSR Board since 1993. Upon returning from the most recent Board meeting in Washington, DC, he shared some exciting developments on the national level that impact the local SF Bay Area chapter: “First, Dr. Catherine Thomasson has been appointed…

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Kaiser Highlights Environmental Health Work

November 17, 2011

On November 8th, Dr. Robert Gould spoke at Northern California Kaiser Permanente’s Environmental Stewardship meeting, which was attended by Kaiser Northern California regional administrators, as well as numerous doctors and other health professionals active on local green teams in their hospitals. Dr. Gould presented at an afternoon break-out session, speaking on the predicted health consequences…

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SF Bay Area PSR Supports Six Environmental Health Resolutions Passed by the California Medical Association

November 17, 2011

Following is a summary of a number of the environmental health resolutions passed by CMA at the House of Delegates Meeting October 17, 2011. Click here for the text of the final resolutions, including the preambles (which are not part of the final CMA policy). To view a more comprehensive and historical list of environmental…

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Food Matters Webinar Series

November 17, 2011

PSR, in collaboration with the American Medical Association, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), and Kaiser Permanente, presented a free national webinar series for physicians and other health care professionals through the Food Matters Program. SF Bay Area PSR President Dr. Robert Gould moderated each of the three webinars. Approximately 80 people attended each webinar, comprised…

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4th Food Med Conference Held in Seattle

November 17, 2011

Food Med, a national conference focused on sustainable foods and the health care sector, was held October 18-19 in Seattle. The meeting is designed to help leaders in the health care sector incorporate sustainable and nutritious food purchasing at their facilities, as well as to offer cost effective strategies that meet the unique needs of…

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You have a right to know what’s in your food!

October 14, 2011

In a country that labels everything from cosmetics to cleaning agents, it’s surprising that there are no laws in the U.S. requiring labeling of genetically engineered foods. Yet 93% of Americans believe GE foods should be labeled. We don’t think that’s right. Many other countries including Japan, Australia, the European Union and even China require…

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