September 24, 2013
Nurses and doctors educate lawmakers on the dangers of chemicals
On Friday, PSR and the American Nurses Association held an informational briefing for US Senators and staff on the health hazards of chemicals in consumer products and the environment.
May 3, 2013
Video: East Bay Lawmaker Wants Toxics Out of Insulation
Sarah Janssen, MD, speaking on behalf of NRDC and PSR, discusses the health impact of toxic flame retardants.
April 29, 2013
Video: Widespread Obesity: Are Certain Chemicals Also a Big Contributor?
Dr. Susan Katz, a retired pediatrician, biochemist, and present Chair of the Environmental Health Work Group of Oregon PSR talks about some of the new research on "obesogens", the specific class of chemicals that appear to promote weight gain in humans and possibly other mammals.
Source: Huffington Post
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.
December 13, 2012
Fracking Ban: Future of Upstate New York Decided in 90 Days
PSR sponsored conference in Maryland noted for focusing on the dangers of the natural gas extraction process.
November 28, 2012
Toxic Chemicals Linked to Cancer Found in Couches
"Communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by toxic chemicals from many sources," says Ana Mascarenas, with Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles.
Source: Sacramento Bee
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
September 19, 2012
Take tuna off school menus, group says
A coalition of consumer groups including PSR is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.
Source: USA Today
September 19, 2012
Popular Children’s Lunch Contains Hidden Danger, Groups Warn
Some children may be at greater risk from mercury in tuna than previously thought, finds a new study by the Mercury Policy Project.
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 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
April 7, 2012
Take steps to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals
A helpful guide to avoiding harmful chemicals, co-authored by PSR Tampa Bay's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
January 18, 2012
Health Group Announces Intent to Sue EPA Over Toxic Coal Ash
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) joined environmental groups in announcing their intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in federal court to force the release of long-awaited federal safeguards for toxic coal ash.
January 12, 2012
Two Decades of Work Result in Strong Rules to Reduce Toxic Mercury Exposure
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has worked for twenty-two years to protect the public from the severe toxic effects of mercury. Mercury, a neurotoxin, damages the developing brain; fetuses, infants and children exposed to mercury can suffer lifelong developmental delays, loss of IQ and mental retardation. In adults, mercury can damage the heart and kidneys.
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
November 1, 2011
Taking toxins out of baby shampoo
PSR has joined with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to urge consumers to boycott Johnson & Johnson baby products until the company agrees to remove the chemicals from its baby products sold around the world.
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 31, 2011
Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act Passes CA Senate
Executive Director of PSR-LA, Martha Dina Arguello, described the vote as "part of reasserting California's leadership on environmental health protections."
Source: Ms. Magazine
July 6, 2011
Toxic Contamination in Offices: New Study Reveals Hidden Chemicals in Dust
"An outdated California regulation virtually forces manufacturers to put these flame retardant chemicals into foam for products meant for sale in California and elsewhere, even though doing so doesn't prevent fires," explains Ana Mascarenas of PSR-LA.
Source: The Sacramento Bee