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News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Public Health, Consumer Protection

New analysis uncovers unsafe blood pressure medication distributed in US

A new analysis of publicly available information from the FDA by U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund finds only 26 percent of a class of recalled blood pressure medications have been assessed for carcinogen contamiantion -- and the majority had some lots with higher levels than the FDA considers safe.

News Release | CALPIRG | Public Health

New toolkit gives California parents know-how to “Get the Lead Out” of school drinking water

Oakland – With school kids “back to school”, and the legislature wrapping up their 2019 session, CALPIRG today released a new free toolkit to help parents, teachers and administrators Get the Lead Out of school drinking water.  With a lack of complete information on lead contamination in schools throughout the state, CALPIRG Education Fund provide this tool to grapple with this serious health threat facing our children.

News Release | CALPIRG | Solid Waste

Sweeping bills to reduce plastic waste stall in California Legislature

Last night the California state Legislature failed to act on the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act before they adjourned for the year. The landmark companion bills put California on a path to reducing single-use packaging and foodware by 75 percent by 2030.

News Release | CALPIRG | Democracy

Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Yesterday California legislature gave final approval to a bill that would require all precinct polling locations to offer same-day voter registration. In 2018, most counties only offered one same-day voter registration location in the entire county. SB 72 (Umberg) now heads to Gov. Newsom’s desk for his signature. 

News Release | US PIRG | Public Health

Statement: Chick-fil-A completes phasing antibiotics out of its chicken supply

In a big win for keeping antibiotics effective, Chick-fil-A announced today that it has officially met its 2014 goal of eliminating chicken raised with antibiotics from its supply chain and now serves No Antibiotics Ever(NAE) chicken in all 2,400+ of its U.S. restaurants.

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