Emerging Issues

Webinar with Dr. Richard Jackson about his upcoming book, Designing Healthy Communities!

From publichealth@wiley.com:

"In advance of next month’s publication of Designing Healthy Communities by Richard Jackson (Jossey-Bass/APHA) and the subsequent airing of the documentary of the same name about Dr. Jackson’s work, the author will participate in a very special free webinar with the Public Health Institute on Wednesday October 12, 2:00 eastern daylight time. (Dr. Jackson will be in conversation with Mary Pittman.)

For more information or to register, click here.

Dr. John Froines receives the California Air Resources Board Haagen-Smit Award

SACRAMENTO - Today the California Air Resources Board announced the winners of the 2010 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards, the premier award from state government recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions toward improving air quality.

STPP Pushes for "Professional Wet Clean" on Clothing Care Labels!

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking input in review of care labeling rule for clothing. Click here to go to the FTC and see what everyone is saying and give your own input!

Check out Dr. Sinsheimer's letter encouraging the FTC to move forward with amending the care label rule!

"Timothy Malloy gave an enlightening presentation about prevention-based chemical policy on May 2, 2011"

Faculty Opening(s) in Occupational and Environmental Health within the UCLA School of Public Health

Letter from Hilary Arnold Godwin: Professor, Environmental Health Sciences Department Associate Dean for Academic Programs UCLA School of Public Health:

Not So Fast California!

Assembly Oversight Hearing on the Use of Methyl Iodide in California

Click on the link above to view Dr. Froines' and Dr. Solomon's testimony regarding the use of Methyl Iodide before the California Assembly on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

Wet-Cleaning Workshops

Check out photos from our latest wet-cleaning workshops!

Vermont Cleaners (San Francisco 12/2010)
Bay Breeze Cleaners (San Francisco 11/2010)

Washington-1, California-0

The current administration has ignored the recommendations of outstanding scientists including DPR’s own independent Scientific Review Committee (SRC) chaired by STPP Co-Director, Dr. John Froines and they have approved registration of the fumigant, methyl iodide. In contrast the State of Washington has rejected use of the fumigant. DPR received 53,000 public comments with the vast majority opposing registration.

Canada's Killer Export

An article by Alise Craig in the December 10, 2010 issue of Fair Warning Medical Journal Condemns Canada for Exporting Asbestos. illustrates the continuing controversy over the worldwide use of asbestos, a substance well known for causing asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. In addition, the occupational health society, Ramazzini Collegium, a distinguished international society has also called for the banning of asbestos.

Strawberry Fields...Forever?

Amy Standen, a reporter for California Watch wrote an article on June 6, 2010, Scientists Question New Chemical Strawberry Fields. describing the intent of California pesticide regulators plan to approve a new agricultural chemical called methyl iodide for the state's coastal strawberry fields, allowing levels of exposure that the state's own experts say will put farm workers and bystanders at risk.

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