Public Health

2019 Legislative Scorecard

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

The Maryland Public Interest Research Group (Maryland PIRG), a non-profit, non-partisan advocate for the public interest, monitors the voting records of Maryland’s state legislators. Do your legislators support the public interest? Our 2019 State Legislative Scorecard reviews their votes on key public interest issues, including those listed on our 2019 Legislative Agenda.

2019 Legislative Priorities

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

Maryland PIRG’s mission is to deliver persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters democratic government.

Result | Public Health

Protecting Marylanders from toxic lawn chemicals

Toxic chemicals in lawn pesticides pollute our environment and our health. These chemicals can drift into our air, waterways and homes. In 2015, Maryland PIRG helped win restrictions on toxic lawn pesticides in Montgomery County. The restrictions allow only safe pesticides to be used on lawns, playgrounds, recreation areas and children’s facilities’ grounds.

Apply to be a Public Health Intern this summer or fall!

By | Juliana Bilowich
Public Health Organizer

Want to work alongside lead Maryland PIRG staff?

 

Want to gain valuable work experience?

 

Want to work on important public health issues affecting our daily lives?

 

Apply now for an unpaid internship this summer or fall!

Toy Safety Tips

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

For 28 years, Maryland PIRG Foundation has worked to identify unsafe toys. Below are our top tips to help you choose the safest toys for the children in your life.

One of our priority issues for the 2021 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly is protecting kids from tobacco addiction.

Plastics to Pollution is Bad for Maryland

By | Emily Scarr
Maryland PIRG State Director

The chemical industry is pushing a new dirty energy in Maryland: converting plastic waste into fossil fuels.

Resource | Public Health

Letter of Support: HB643 Restricting Toxic Chemicals in Personal Care Products, Cosmetics

We, the undersigned organizations, are writing in support of HB 643, sponsored by Delegate Julie Palakovich Carr.  HB 643 is modeled after legislation that passed unanimously in California with the support of the cosmetics and personal care industry.

News Release | Maryland PIRG and members of Maryland Tabacco-Free Coaliton | Public Health

STATEMENT: MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OVERRIDE OF THE TOBACCO TAX VETO

(Annapolis, MD): Today, the Maryland Senate voted to override the governor’s veto of HB 732, the final step in enacting the state’s first cigarette tax increase in almost a decade.

Consumers still at risk for harmful over-the-counter drug products of all types because of soft federal regulations.

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