SF Bay PSR Program Associate Lena Brook Reviews A New Addition To Literature on Food Equity and Sustainability

August 11, 2008

BOOK REVIEW: CLOSING THE FOOD GAP: RESETTING THE TABLE IN THE LAND OF PLENTY–Mark Winne By LENA BROOK Mark Winne’s Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty is an elegant, inspiring addition to the growing body of literature on the food revolution unfolding in the United States today. The author…

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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 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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Bill To Ban Lead in Children’s Products Gets Boost

May 1, 2008

Dr. Harry Wang, President of the Sacramento chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, presented testimony and offered rebuttals to toy industry lobbyists as the bill, AB 2694, came before the Assembly Health Committee on April 29th. The bill, introduced by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, would establish the nation’s toughest ban on lead in children’s products. With…

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Dr. Ritterman Rallies Municipal Leaders to Oppose Expansion Of Chevron Operation

April 15, 2008

Dr. Ritterman has been an outspoken opponent of Chevron’s plans to expand their refining capacity to process dirtier grades of crude oil in Richmond. The letter below seeks to rally the decision-makers in Richmond to stand together against a plan that will lead to an increase in environmental contamination and the emission of greenhouse gases:…

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Executive Director Evan Krasner Meets with District Director for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

March 26, 2008

Along with representatives of the American Friends Service Committee and Peace Action West, Dr. Krasner met yesterday with House Speaker Pelosi’s District Director, Dan Bernal, to provide a public health perspective in advocating for a quick end to the war in Iraq and a halt to the wasteful and dangerous plans to reinvigorate the U.S….

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