April 18, 2013
PSR Takes Action against Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products
Product labels on commercial products are not required to list hazardous chemicals, so you can’t tell when you should avoid a product to protect your health.
November 18, 2012
Chemical companies using denial and delaying tactics with BPA
Dr. Lani Graham and Dr. Daniel Oppenheim of PSR/Maine decry industry efforts to slow actions against preventing children's exposure to bisphenol-A.
Source: Lewiston Sun Journal
August 15, 2012
Johnson & Johnson to remove harsh chemicals from baby products
PSR is among the groups that have been pushing Johnson & Johnson to remove toxic chemicals from its products.
Source: NBC News
May 24, 2012
The Danger Downwind
A New York Times editorial links to a letter to the president signed by PSR and other groups, calling on the EPA to take action under the Clean Air Act to prevent disasters at chemical plants.
Source: The New York Times
May 7, 2012
Chicago Tribune Investigation Reveals Deceptive Chemical Industry Tactics Promoting Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals
"Scientific evidence is exhaustive, yet the flame retardant industry continues to deceive the public and policymakers," says Martha Dina Arguello of Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA.
Source: Californians For Toxic Free Fire Safety
January 9, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson: Time to fix our nuclear waste disposal system
Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, PSR president- elect, explains the importance of fixing our nuclear waste disposal systems. Read more to find out what needs to be done.
Source: The Capital Times
December 15, 2011
What's next for anti-BPA campaign?
Source: The Portland Tribune
November 22, 2011
Video: Toxic Toys
Dr. Lani Graham, PSR Maine board member, discusses the toxics found in children's toys.
November 16, 2011
J&J steadily removing toxins from baby products
Amid pressure from activists, Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday that it is continuing efforts to remove traces of two harmful chemicals from its baby products around the world. PSR is among the groups that have urged the company to remove the cancer-causing chemicals.
Source: Associated Press
October 23, 2011
Protect the children from dangerous chemicals
An op-ed by PSR Maine member Dr. Paul Liebow on the Safe Chemicals Act.
Source: Lewiston Sun-Journal
August 10, 2011
Maye Thompson Discusses Environmental Toxins on Populist Dialogues
June 10, 2011
The Toxies: Award Show With Nominees That Will Kill You
The Toxies is designed to bring attention to the hazards of chemicals that are harmful to our health. This satirical awards show is in its second year and was created by the Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE) and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles.
May 12, 2011
Reproductive health and the industrialized food system
SF PSR co-executive director Lucia Sayre has co-authored an article in Health Affairs, the leading journal of health policy, on chemicals in the food system. In it she provides an overview of how our industrialized food system contributes to adverse reproductive and developmental health impacts.
Source: Health Affairs
April 28, 2011
Bill Seeks to Overhaul Broken Chemical System
Enacted in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act was broken before it began. New legislation seeks to address this broken system and the voice of health professionals is needed!
April 27, 2011
California State Assembly Urged to Stand Up to Chemical Industry and Ban Bisphenol-A
Martha Dina Argüello, executive director of PSR-Los Angeles, explains the dangers of BPA.
Source: Kansas City infoZine
March 30, 2011
Illinois needs better protection from toxic chemicals
An op-ed by Sarah Lovinger, MA MD, Executive Director of Chicago PSR, on the health threat of toxic chemicals in Illinois and across the nation.
March 5, 2011
BPA ban necessary for Maine
A letter to the editor by Daniel S. Oppenheim, PhD, MD, president of Maine PSR, on the need for regulation of bisphenol-A.
Source: Portland Press Herald
February 4, 2011
WPSR members tell Washington State Legislators 'we can do better on toxics!'
Now that the Children's Safe Products Bill has been introduced in Olympia, WPSR members are making their voices heard.
January 27, 2011
Ban Toxic BPA: Environmental Health Groups Support New Bills in Congress
Environmental health advocacy groups concerned with toxic chemicals in food and beverages applaud Senator Diane Feinstein and Representative Edward Markey, who both introduced bills this week to limit hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A in baby bottles, sippy cups and food and beverage containers.
December 9, 2010
BPA Found On Money, Receipts: Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Study
Bisphenol A is widely found on dollar bills and receipts, according to a new study conducted by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition. PSR is a member of the diverse coalition that released this report about the hormone disrupting chemical.
Source: Huffington Post