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  • May 18, 2011
    Suspected Toxins Found in Baby Products

    Ana Mascarenas of PSR-Los Angeles discusses the ubiquity of toxic flame retardants in household products.

    Source: NBC 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
  • May 7, 2011
    Environmental Toxins: What You're Not Being Told

    Chicago PSR executive director Dr. Sarah Lovinger writes about the risks of environmental toxins and the impacts of nuclear disasters like the one in Japan.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • 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.

    Source: News-Gazette
  • 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 9, 2011
    PSR Releases New Report on Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash

    In a just-released report, PSR and two environmental organizations have revealed that most of the chromium that leaches from coal ash into ground and surface water takes the form of highly carcinogenic hexavalent chromium. Long known to cause lung cancer when inhaled, hexavalent chromium has been shown to cause stomach cancer in humans, and intestinal and oral cancers in laboratory animals, when ingested in water.

  • February 4, 2011
    Carcinogen tied to coal ash pollution

    A new report from environmental and social justice groups reports that hexavalent chromium, a chemical linked to cancer, is regularly leached from coal ash sites. The report, “EPA's Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash,” is a collaboration of the law firm Earthjustice, PSR and the Environmental Integrity Project.

    Source: Beckley Register-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.

  • February 3, 2011
    Hexavalent chromium pollution linked to coal ash disposal

    A report released this week titled "EPA's Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash" was produced with Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Environmental Integrity Project.

    Source: Facing South
  • February 2, 2011
    Report: Coal ash disposal sites release chromium into groundwater

    A new report by Earthjustice, PSR and the Environmental Integrity Project indicated that 28 fly ash disposal sites in 17 states have leaked toxic hexavalent chromium into groundwater.

    Source: Water Technology Online
  • February 2, 2011
    Report says fly ash sites leak chromium into water

    Two southwestern Pennsylvania fly ash disposal sites are among 28 such sites in 17 states that have contaminated groundwater by leaking toxic, cancer-causing hexavalent chromium, according to a new report co-authored by PSR.

    Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • January 27, 2011
    Poor Americans Face More Toxic Exposure

    This article on the effects of environmental toxins on low-income communities quotes PSR's fact sheet on toxic chemicals and environmental justice.

    Source: Huffington Post
  • 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.

  • January 22, 2011
    EPA Proposes Stronger Protections for People in Pesticide Experiments

    It will be harder for the chemical industry to use people as test subjects in pesticide research sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, based on an expanded "human testing rule" unveiled late Wednesday. The proposed rule is the response to a lawsuit brought by environmental groups, including San Francisco Bay Area PSR.

    Source: YubaNet
  • December 14, 2010
    PSR Assails Health Risks from Coal Ash

    PSR mobilized health professionals to testify against unsafe coal ash disposal at EPA hearings around the country. PSR also wrote and distributed a new study, “Coal Ash: The Toxic Threat to Our Health and Environment.”

  • 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
  • December 4, 2010
    Schwarzenegger's Toxic Legacy: Californians' Health, Environment Betrayed By Last Minute Green Chemistry Bait-and-Switch

    Martha Dina Argüello, Executive Director of PSR Los Angeles, discusses the effects of a last-minute change to the Green Chemistry Initiative in California.

    Source: YubaNet
  • October 27, 2010
    Koch Leaves Federal Cancer Panel as Groups Urge Ethics Probe

    Energy magnate David Koch ceded his spot on a National Cancer Institute advisory board last month, but green advocates including PSR are taking aim at the conservative mega-donor nonetheless by calling for a review of federal ethics policies that allowed him to sit on the panel despite a potential conflict of interest.

    Source: New York Times
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