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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.
We’re committed to a vision of a healthier future. A future where all families and communities have access to clean air, and safe drinking water. Where the food we eat is not only good for us, but it’s grown in ways that are good for the planet. A future where we are secure in the knowledge that we can all live healthy lives.
High Value Health Care
We are spending far too much, and getting far too little in return, for our health care dollar.
How Safe Is Our Food?
Americans rely on a vast network of farms and businesses to provide safe food daily. But in recent years, a string of high-profile recalls ranging from romaine lettuce to millions of pounds of beef to Ritz and Goldfish crackers have called into question the system developed to ensure safe food reaches people’s plates. The ubiquity of the problem can make grocery shopping a game of Russian roulette where what a family has for dinner could make them seriously sick.
How Safe Is Our Food?
Americans rely on a vast network of farms, slaughterhouses and manufacturers to provide safe food every day. In 2019 alone, high-profile recalls and foodborne illness outbreaks linked to flour, chicken strips and romaine lettuce reveal that more action is necessary to protect public health.
How to Approach Bill Payments During COVID-19
If you're struggling financially because of this pandemic, here's how you can delay this month's bills.
How to Identify and Report Price Gouging
Absurd prices for products should not be a concern during this outbreak. Here's how to identify price gouging and put a stop to it.
How to Pay Utility Bills During COVID-19
Many utilities have stopped disconnecting services, but these tips will help avoid a large bill in the future.
How to Protect Against Identity Theft and Fraud
Here's how to track you accounts and protect your confidential information from misuse by identity thieves.
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