Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD (Stanford Postdoctoral Fellow)

George Donald Porter…and daughter Circa 1965…my father was a masterful source of crazy dad jokes and often referred to me in public as Dr. Sumchai.

Founder, medical director and principal investigator of the Hunters Point Community Biomonitoring Program, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai’s leadership in the environmental health and justice movement began on the morning of February 19, 1992 after signing the death certificate of her father — George Donald Porter — a career longshore walking boss and shipping clerk who died prematurely from pulmonary asbestosis.

We shall not cease from exploration…And the end of all our exploring…will be to arrive where we started…and know the place for the first time. TS Eliot

Reflections On Accepting the UCSF School of Medicine Alumni Of The Year Award 2021

Legal Legacy of Harm to the Hunters Point Community

“We are fighting this toxic genocide all the way to the top of the government ladder.” Attorney for Plaintiffs — Charles A. Bonner & A. Cabral Bonner, The Hunters Point Community Lawsuit

“On behalf of named plaintiffs and thousands of other victims to be named including residents, deceased family members and unborn children,” renown civil rights attorneys Bonner & Bonner filed a $27 billion lawsuit — on May 1, 2018 — for damages arising from “generational threats of cancer and other incurable illnesses attributed to the documented fraud perpetrated by US Navy contractor Tetra Tech in assuring Hunters Point residents and the City of San Francisco that the radiation contaminated land at the Hunters Point shipyard had been cleaned.”

In that historic filing…

Critical Race Theory and the Human Genome


Let’s talk about race…although there is mounting evidence it does not exist. That’s why race is so uncomfortable to talk about! Race is an imaginary construct that has been delegitimized by modern science yet continues to fuel wanton fear, violence and disharmony among members of the human family. Critical Race Theory recognizes racism is not a bygone relic of the past according to the American Bar Association.

You may not be familiar with Critical Race Theory or CRT. You may think it is an esoteric concept being hotly debated in academic lecture halls or a nebulous ideal that triggers fierce…

As a health, fitness and nutrition expert I fully agree these factors are proven to be linked to longevity in the worlds blue zones. I would expect the Ikarians to have conquered the earth by now.

Bayview Hunters Point Environmental Health & Justice Leaders Meet with High Ranking EPA Officials

“ In an editorial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, CDC reviewed the latest science and affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities. There is increasing evidence cloth face coverings help prevent people with COVID -19 from spreading the virus to others.”

To Mask…or Not To Mask…That Is The Question!

San Francisco is a very small city and a very important town! In general a community with more than 2,500 residents is considered a city while a town is defined as a populated area with fixed boundaries and a local government.

San Francisco is most colorfully described as an enormous health and wellness cult with a population of 769,000 immunization eligible residents over the age of 16. A village that embraces a successful community health improvement collaborative called the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership or SFHIP. …

The term emergency can be applied to any situation where urgent and immediate action is required to mitigate or prevent an adverse situation that threatens public health, property and the environment. California abides by two sets of laws governing the decision to declare or proclaim a public health emergency in order to exercise extraordinary powers to respond to an emergency.

Biomonitoring detects pollution in people. As a method for measuring toxic chemicals in human tissues, HBM is a proven tool for studying harmful environmental chemicals to confirm exposures and validate public health policies. Population biomonitoring was first applied to environmental…

Motion Sensing Floodlight Cameras — Security, Surveillance…and High Tech Stalking!

Ring motion sensing flood light cameras are turning safe neighborhoods into surveillance networks — Image credit: Glenn Harvey

The new frontier of privacy war is being waged around the complex legal and regulatory issues stemming from the “terrifically addictive and widely engaging hodgepodge of voyeurism, suspicion and unease” generated by the rising use of motion activated floodlight cameras and neighborhood security apps. Amazon touts it’s $1.2 billion investment in Ring camera technology as the “Evolution of Outdoor Security.”

Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD, PD (Postdoctoral Fellow)

Medical Director - Golden State MD Health & Wellness. UCSF/Stanford Author & Researcher. PI HP Biomonitoring. Certified Clinical Nutritionist. PoliticoMD!

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