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Webinar: Toxic Chemcials of Urban Oil Drilling
May 18, 2017
Urban oil extraction in Los Angeles occurs in dangerously close proximity to people's homes, schools, and hospitals, and it is putting the health and safety of Angelenos at risk. Oil production in Los Angeles makes use of numerous toxic chemicals—such as crystalline silica, formaldehyde, hydrofluoric acid, and napthalene—that are known carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and harmful to multiple organ systems. Studies show that living near oil development can contribute to a number of health problems, such as headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, upper respiratory illness, and an increased risk for cancer.
Join PSR-Los Angeles on Thursday, May 18th at 6:00 PM for a free webinar to learn more about the toxic chemicals used in urban oil drilling and their impacts on health.
The webinar will cover the most commonly used toxics in the Los Angeles region's oil drilling operations, along with their health impacts. We will also discuss the implications for having oil operations located near people in neighborhoods and adjacent to schools in the region with the largest urban oil field in the country.
- Seth Shonkoff, PhD, MPH - Dr. Shonkoff is the Executive Director of PSE Healthy Energy, and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley. He is also an affiliate of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who most recently published a study comparing a lack of regulation over hazardous chemicals used in routine oil and gas operations
- Theresa Ryan Stueve, PhD - Dr. Stueve is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California focusing on air pollutants and respiratory health, and has also specialized in endocrine disruptors and reproduction. She has a PhD in Molecular Toxicology from UC Berkeley and is a PSR-LA Health Ambassador.
Register to attend the webinar here. For more information, please e-mail Jennifer at email@example.com.
Clean Water Rule Fact Sheet
The Clean Water Rule (CWR) protects the nation's rain-dependent streams and wetlands from toxic pollution under the Clean Water Act. Read more »
PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash
Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal. Read more »
Barbara Gottlieb's Testimony on EPA Methane Standards
On July 10, 2017, PSR Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb testified before the EPA against a proposed rollback of a methane regulation that would reduce leaks from oil and gas wells. Read more »
In the Spotlight
November 5, 2017
APHA 2017 Health Activist Dinner
The Health Activist Dinner at American Public Health Association's annual meeting will include the presentation of the Edward Barsky Award to PSR's Dr. Ira Helfand.