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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Ana Mascareñas

Ana Mascareñas is committed to advancing the precautionary principle as the basis for public health and environmental policy. She is the Policy and Communications Coordinator with Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA), where she works to inform the medical community and policymakers about toxic threats, promote safer practices, and strengthen local community organizations to engage in meaningful public health and environmental advocacy. Ana studied human biology at Brown University and has worked in public service and for nonprofits in Los Angeles for the past 6 years. She comes from three generations of a California farmworker family.


Farmworker Community Health and Pesticides in the Golden State: Leadership or a Tarnished Record?, August 24, 2011
Greening Toxics Policy in California, April 30, 2013