For years, California has failed to address lead in school drinking water. But our leaders have a chance to change that and protect the health of our children by passing a CALPIRG-backed ban on the sale of water faucets and fixtures that leach excess lead.
Californians have been misled long enough by the misuse of the chasing arrows recycling symbol. CALPIRG urged the state Senate to pass this bill that prohibits manufacturers from using the recycling symbol on non-recyclable materials and Gov. Newsom to sign the bill if and when it reaches his desk.
As kids return to school this fall, it's up to us to make sure they aren't returning to water fountains and other fixtures that contaminate their drinking water with lead. CALPIRG is urging the state Senate to pass legislation that minimizes lead exposure in drinking water by banning the sale of water faucets and fixtures that leach lead.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday evening that a nationwide Salmonella outbreak stems at least in part from whole onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico, and distributed in this country by ProSource Inc.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.