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CONSUMER ALERT

Several fidget spinners were tested for lead content by a CPSC-accredited laboratory. The fidget spinners were analyzed in accordance with CPSC-CH-E1001-8.3 using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP/MS). The toys that tested for high levels of lead were then re-tested a second time to confirm the results. The results of the second test are included in this report.

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Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies

Many children’s school supplies, such as lunchboxes, backpacks and binders, are often made out of PVC—an unnecessary toxic plastic that is dangerous to our health and the environment across its lifecycle: from production, to use, to disposal.

This guide lists the most common back-to-school supplies made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl) plastic and suggests safer PVC-free alternatives.

Strong Campaign Finance Reform

Poll: 80% of Americans favor giving shareholders a say in corporate political spending in the wake of Citizens United.

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Fact Sheet: End Tax Write-Offs for Wrongdoing

Explains how taxpayers foot the bill when companies that commit misdeeds against the public write off the costs as a tax deduction.

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Maryland Delegation sends letter to Congress urging stronger chemical protections

Current negotiations could tie the hands of states working to protect their citizens from toxic chemical expsosure. The bill would effecting halt state action to restrict dangerous chemical substances while the EPA assess chemical safety - a process that can take years. Check out what Maryland's legislative champs have to say about it.

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