Emerging Issues

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

The UCLA School of Public Health has received an extraordinary gift from faculty member and public health leader Dr. Jonathan Fielding and his wife, Karin Fielding. The gift, valued at $50 million, is the largest in the school's 50-year history. In recognition, the school will be renamed the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. Read the UCLA press release.

Communities Learn the Good Life Can Be a Killer

Click here to read the complete NY Times article!

According to Dr. Richard J. Jackson, professor and chairman of environmental health sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, unless changes are made soon in the way many of our neighborhoods are constructed, people in the current generation (born since 1980) will be the first in America to live shorter lives than their parents do.

Four critical flaws threaten to undermine the success of California's green chemistry legislation (AB 1879)

Approximately 27 trillion pounds of chemicals are produced or imported into the United States every year, more than one trillion of them in California alone. In the face of relative inaction at the federal level, state governments have moved to address hazardous chemical use. This report evaluates California's green chemistry legislation (AB 1879), identifying four critical flaws that threaten to undermine its success. Recommended revisions to the law are discussed.

Assembly ESTM Committee hears update on Green Chemistry regulations

Click here for the committee press release with more info on the December 8, 2011 hearing on the California Green Chemistry Regulations. Click here for STPP Faculty Director Timothy Malloy's written testimony.

Make Cleaning Up California Sustainable!

STPP's Faculty Director Timothy Malloy will be testifying at the hearing on safer consumer products (“GREEN CHEMISTRY”) informal draft regulations in front of the Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee in the California Assembly. The hearing is Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Click here to watch the hearing or here to listen.

Mom-to-be holiday wish for #SafeChemicalsAct, Senate vote next week. Asks, "Will you join me?"

Check out this Huffington Post article about the Safe Chemicals Act in California! A Holiday Gift for Generations to Come

Safe Chemicals Act Hearing Builds Momentum for Reform

Check out the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families article here!

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition represents more than 11 million individuals and includes parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists and businesses from across the nation. For more information visit their website at www.saferchemicals.org.

America's Moms Are Watching U.S. Senate: Pass the Safe Chemicals Act!

Click here for the Huffington Post article!

Understanding California's Draft Regulations - AB 1879

Click here for 5 useful videos for understanding the draft regulations! DTSC Director, Deborah Raphael explains California’s new vision for safer consumer products.

Oppenheim Lecture Series: Dr. Paul Anastas

We would like to invite you to an upcoming event that our Sustainable Technology & Policy Program (STPP) is presenting with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. If you are able to attend, we would love to see you there. You must register to attend; the registration is online with the link below.


Green Chemistry: Innovations for an Environmental and Economic Prosperity

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