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New Study: Chemical Insecurity

A new Maryland Public Interest Research Group report identifies the 14 chemical companies that endanger the most Americans in the event of a chemical release.

BPA Ban

In 2010, Maryland became the 4th state in the nation to phase out the toxic chemcial CPA from baby bottles and sippy cups.

Senate passes BPA ban in bottles, cups for small children

A bill to ban the chemical bisphenol-A from baby bottles and infants' cups passed its final hurdle in the General Assembly on Thursday.

Bill Would Ban Children's Cups Containing BPA

There's a push in Annapolis to ban a toxic chemical that is used in making children's sippy cups and baby bottles.

What's in your child's sippy cup?

The Food and Drug Administration recently reversed its position on bisphenol A (BPA), used in baby bottles, sippy cups and some infant food containers, stating that the compound is of “some concern” to human health and that parents should take steps to reduce their children’s exposure to it.

Legislating Toxic Chemicals

Maryland's Public Interest Research Group is looking to get new bans on certain chemicals.

Report | Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families | Consumer Protection

The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substance Control Act

There is growing agreement across the political spectrum that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 does not adequately protect Americans from toxic chemicals.

News Release | Consumer Protection

Reductions in Chemical Exposure Would Make Americans Healthier, Wealthier

According to a new analysis released today, “The Health Case for Reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act,” the U.S. has the opportunity to prevent rising rates of chronic disease and reduce health care costs by overhauling federal chemical policy.

Ending Credit card abuses

Many abusive credit card practices, such as repeated over-the-limit fees and universal default are outlawed thanks to a 2010 federal law backed by Maryland PIRG.

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