Press Releases for Toxics & Health

Taking precautionary steps to reduce the negative impacts of toxics

As the first city to adopt the Precautionary Principle, San Francisco strives to protect the health of its residents, visitors and the local environment. SF Environment develops programs and policies to help individuals and businesses make safer choices in products, practices and services.

SF Environment Press Release
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This week, the Department and its partners announced an agreement with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) to continue to fund the pilot program for an additional year with...
SF Environment Press Release
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Today, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Director of the Department of the Environment Melanie Nutter recognized eight San Francisco nail salons that achieved the City’s prestigious Healthy Nail Salon designation. San Francisco’s Healthy Nail Salon Program is the first of its kind in the nation, aiming to reward nail salons that make safer choices for their employees, customers, and the environment.