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Get the Lead Out: Safe drinking water at school
A toolkit to help parents, teachers and school officials get the facts on lead in drinking water and take action to ensure safe drinking water at school
Getting Help Paying your Bills During COVID-19
Here's how you can manage your finances if you’re unable to cover all your expenses this month.
Getting off the Hook of a Predatory Tow
U.S. PIRG Education Fund identified 14 common-sense towing protections that should be available to consumers in every state, and researched which states offer those safeguards. These protections range from who is responsible for damages caused by careless towing to whether you are guaranteed the option to pay by credit card.
Gift cards are a popular holiday purchase, but be careful this year
COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon.
Glyphosate pesticide in beer and wine
Most of us take it for granted that the food and drinks we buy from the store are not putting our health at risk.
However, new research from public health groups and scientists from the past several years indicates that food and drinks are contaminated with glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. This is a potential health problem because in 2015 the World Health Organization found that glyphosate is a probable carcinogen. In 2017, the state of California also decided to list glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.
Every year, the federal government spends billions of taxpayer dollars on wasteful and environmentally harmful programs that are polluting our air and water and driving the climate crisis. Green Scissors is the definitive guide to polluter welfare in the federal budget.
Healthy Kids, Healthy Maryland
We need to do more to regulate toxic chemicals and prevent vulnerable populations, like women of reproductive age, developing children and workers from being unwittingly exposed to toxic chemicals.
Here's how to report illegal robocalls, Do Not Call violations in all 50 states
Illegal robocalls and unwanted telemarketing calls can be annoying. If you want these calls to stop, you can take steps that could lead to consequences for offenders, including possible fines.
Here's what you should know about high-powered magnets after large recall
High-powered magnets, also commonly known as “rare earth” magnets, have a stronger magnetic force than ordinary magnets. They can be found in a range of products.
High Desert Freeway, California
California officials are moving forward with plans for the “High Desert Freeway,” an $8 billion, 63-mile freeway 40 miles north of downtown Los Angeles that would connect the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster with Victorville, Apple Valley and Adelanto. L.A. County’s first new highway in 25 years would lead to more driving and more pollution, along with sprawling desert development.
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