CHE-Alaska Teleconference recorded January 11, 2012

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About the Call:

Martha Arguello, Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles (PSR-LA) discusses our broken chemical safety system and offers 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.

Speaker:

For the past 32 years, Martha Arguello has served in the nonprofit sector as an advocate, community organizer and coalition builder.  She joined 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.

Resources:

Physicians for Social Responsibility- Los Angeles (PSR-LA)