CHE Alaska call: Science and Action to Protect Public Health: How Healthcare Professionals Are Changing Chemicals Policy

January 11, 2012
09:00 am US Eastern Time

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Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Time: 9 am Alaska Time (10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern)

To join this free call and receive the dial-up instructions, please RSVP to Alaska Community Action on Toxics at  - Contact or (907) 222-7714.

Join executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles (PSR-LA), Martha Arguello for a one hour discussion examining our broken chemical safety system and offering solutions to protect our health and the environment. Martha works at the intersections of health, the environment and social justice to advocate for effective policy change.

For the past 32 years, Martha has served in the non-profit sector as an advocate, community organizer, and coalition builder.  She joined Physicians for Social Responsibility- Los Angeles (PSR-LA) in 1998 to launch the environmental health programs, and became Executive Director in November 2007.  While working as a health educator in the 1990s, Martha had an epiphany -- she realized that although early detection can prevent death from breast cancer, it does not prevent breast cancer, which has been increasingly linked to the exposure of environmental toxicants.  Since that realization, Martha has dedicated her career to the environmental justice movement, and has lectured nationwide on the use of precautionary principle policies.