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1 Dec 2017, 7:31 am by Jared Staver
The Senior Attorney for the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), Avinash Kar, referred to it as a “big victory for children’s health. [read post]
1 Oct 2017, 11:01 pm by Coral Beach
“With the rise of antibiotic resistance, it’s critical that we use antibiotics less frequently so that they’ll be effective when our lives depend on it,” NRDC senior attorney Avinash Kar said in a written statement. [read post]
10 Oct 2015, 4:02 pm by Lydia Zuraw
This gives the law more teeth, says Avinash Kar, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) health program. [read post]
13 May 2014, 11:36 pm by Lauren Bernadett
  The panelists were Robert Bodzin, a partner at Burnham Brown and the chair of the State Bar’s Litigation Section; Leslie Brueckner, a senior food safety and health attorney with Public Justice; and Avinash Kar, a staff attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council who works on food issues.The conference was well attended by law students from multiple law schools and attorneys from large firms, small firms, academia, and the public/non-profit sector. [read post]
13 Mar 2014, 10:01 pm by Lydia Zuraw
“We’ve heard from many of the manufacturers that they don’t expect complying with the guidance to affect their revenues, which suggests that these uses are going to continue under the name of prevention,” said Avinash Kar, an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) health program. [read post]
11 Dec 2013, 10:03 pm by Lydia Zuraw
NRDC health attorney Avinash Kar called the finalized version “an early holiday gift to industry. [read post]
24 Aug 2013, 5:41 pm by Jon Gelman
"Five hundred times higher than safe levels is not protective of public health," said Avinash Kar, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, which sued the state to issue the long-delayed standard. [read post]
5 Jun 2012, 2:59 am
     "Following the ruling, FDA must heed the science and make a decision about whether feeding antibiotics to healthy animals is safe for human health," said Kar. [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
By Avinash Kar, NRDC and Eili Klein, Center on Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
When Governor Brown entered office eight years ago, he took action to fix the regulation that was driving the use of pounds of toxic flame retardant chemicals in couches in California, across the country, and even into Canada. [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
Transparency or “right-to-know” is a fundamental concept in protecting public health against exposures to toxic chemicals. [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
By Avinash Kar, NRDC; Alvaro Casanova, Center for Environmental Health; and Carroll Wills, California Professional Firefighters [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), Chair of the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee, introduced Senate Bill 392 this week to help improve California’s regulation of toxic chemicals in [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
In a major victory for public health and independent science last week, a California Court of Appeal ruled against Monsanto and for California voters’ reliance on the findings of expert scientific bodies to identify dangerous chemicals. [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is voting today on an issue that would put the Bay Area City at the forefront of US efforts to curb livestock antibiotic overuse—a driving cause of the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance. [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
The UN put out an important report yesterday that called much-needed attention to the antibiotic resistance crisis that imperils all of us—reporting that these so-called superbu [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
Yesterday evening, the California legislature provided final approval for Assembly Bill 2998 by Assembly Member Bloom, moving the state one step closer to eliminating toxic flame retardant chemical [read post]
31 Dec 1969, 4:00 pm by Avinash Kar
We are at a pivotal moment in the development of California’s Safer Consumer Products program, which aims to reduce exposure to harmful chemicals in consumer products and drive the transition to safer chemistries in products. [read post]