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PIRG Consumer Watchdog
For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.
Reining in Wall Street
Standing up for consumers against reckless banking and financial practices.
RIGHT TO KNOW
A report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products
Smart Energy Solutions
The fastest and most affordable way to get Maryland’s energy use under control is to make our homes, businesses and communities more energy efficient.
Stand Up For Repair
Microsoft pressed criminal charges against Eric Lundgren for printing restore disks that allow people to fix old computers—even though though the software on those disks is available online for free.
Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms
Widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk.
The Real Price of Medications
People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs to cutting-edge surgical techniques. But spiraling costs force many Americans to spend more on care, even as the quality of that care remains the same.
Transit Not Traffic
Better infrastructure and more efficient transportation for our future.
Zero Out Toxics
We’re working in communities and with companies to zero out the toxic chemicals that put our health and environment at risk.
Your donation supports Maryland PIRG's work to stand up for consumers on the issues that matter, especially when powerful interests are blocking progress.