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Statement: Johnson & Johnson recalls sunscreen products after tests detect carcinogens

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. said Wednesday it’s voluntarily recalling all lots of five types of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen after internal testing showed “low levels of benzene” -- which can cause cancer -- in some samples. J&J also said consumers should stop using the sunscreen.

News Release | Maryland PIRG | Consumer Protection

Biden’s executive order supporting Right to Repair should boost campaign in Maryland

BALTIMORE -- President Joe Biden signed a wide-ranging executive order Friday to “promote competition in the American economy.” The 72 different initiatives included an order calling on the “FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to issue rules against anti-competitive restrictions on using independent repair shops or doing DIY repairs of your own devices and equipment.” A fact sheet from the White House singles out cell phones and tractors as specific products subject to the order.  

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STATEMENT: Biden plans executive order supporting Right to Repair

While broader action is possible, reports indicate that the Biden administration will at least call on the FTC to remove repair restrictions on farm equipment

News Release | U.S. PIRG, Environment America, and Frontier Group

Superfund sites in potential path of Hurricane Elsa

There are at least nine Superfund toxic waste sites in the path of Hurricane Elsa, the first hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. There have also been four tropical storms so far this season.

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