Public Health

Study finds weed killer in beer and wine

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The last thing you want to think about when you pour yourself a glass of wine or a cold beer is whether it contains even small levels of a potentially carcinogenic weed killer.

Testimony: The Lead Reduction and Remediation Act

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Maryland PIRG supports HB1253/SB481 to lower the action level of lead in school drinking water and help schools remediate for lead.

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Toxics Free Maryland

We are constantly exposed to toxic chemicals in our food, drinking water, and consumer products. Yet very few chemicals have been tested for safety by the government before they are put into toys our children play with, health and beauty products we apply to our skin, and furniture we bring into our homes. We are constantly exposed to chemicals that haven’t been proven safe—and these exposures add up over time.

Testimony: It's time to ban chlorpyrifos

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

Here is our testimony on HB275/SB270 to ban the insecticide chlorpyrifos in Maryland.

Dozens of people have died. Yet in January, Home Depot was still selling the products that led to their deaths.

Unsafe food recalls in the U.S. are trending the wrong way. From 2013 to 2017, they rose 10 percent overall, and a whopping 83 percent for the most hazardous meat and poultry recalls.

Testimony: It's time to ban deadly paintstrippers

By | Emily Scarr
State Director

The chemicals methylene chloride (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), used in paint and coating removal, are not only linked to negative health impacts, they have also caused immediate death, including 3 known deaths in MarylandThese chemicals need to be banned immediately.

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