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Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet
by Dr. Alan Lockwood

Drawing on peer-reviewed scientific and medical research, Dr. Lockwood meticulously details the symptoms of climate change and their medical side effects.

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Webinar: Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data

October 6, 2017

Across Los Angeles, communities are exposed to a range of toxic chemicals like lead, arsenic and manganese. Exposure to these harmful substances can lead to severe health impacts in both adults and children. Increasing data to better understand exposure is essential. One way is through biomonitoring, which measures chemicals in a person’s body.  

The California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study is a project of Biomonitoring California, which aims to provide information about exposures to harmful metals and PFASs in California residents. The project will allow Biomonitoring California to compare environmental chemical exposure in different areas of the state and learn about how environmental chemical exposure is changing over time. The study will begin in Los Angeles County in 2018.

If your organization or clinic is interested in learning more about biomonitoring, and how to participate in the LA County CARE study, join us at the upcoming WEBINAR SERIES:

Biomonitoring 101: Assessing Exposure & Increasing Baseline Data
September 13 at 11am | September 18 at 5pm | October 6 at 3pm
What is biomonitoring? How can biomonitoring data be useful to communities and advocacy organizations in Los Angeles County?

The California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study: Collecting Data in LA County
October 5 at 2pm
What is the CARE study? How can my organization or my clinic get involved?

For more information, contact Robin Christensen at robin.christensen@cdph.ca.gov or Monika Shankar at mshankar@psr-la.org.

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Resources

  • Webinar: Health Risks of Nuclear Power

    As PSR chapters promote the transition to clean renewable energy, some are finding that nuclear power is being proposed as renewable. This webinar explores exactly why nuclear is not clean, not safe and not renewable. Read more »

  • Fracking Compendium 5 Water Excerpt

    Given the timely and important consideration of the issue by state officials in Florida, Physicians for Social Responsibility, along with Concerned Health Professionals of New York, has released excerpts from the upcoming Fifth Edition of the Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking. Released in Miami in advance of the full report, this new document contains an up-to-date analysis and compilation of the science on water contamination risks from drilling, fracking, and associated activities. Read more »

  • Natural Gas: Not a healthy or climate-protective solution for the Clean Power Plan

    Building natural gas plants to replace coal-fired power is not a solution to the climate crisis; it merely replaces one fossil fuel with another. Read more »

In the Spotlight

  • April 28, 2018
    2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship Awards Ceremony
    Join Oregon PSR to celebrate the high school student winners of this year's scholarship. Featuring keynote speaker Marshallese anti-nuclear and climate activist and poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner. April 28 at 6 pm in Portland, Oregon.