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News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Public Health

Los Angeles Unified School District redoubles efforts to get the lead out of drinking water

The second largest school district in the country recently took a big step to get the lead out of their drinking water. On April 23rd, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) voted to spend $15 million to retest drinking water outlets, and either fix or replace water fountains where tests come back positive for at least 5 parts per billion (ppb) of lead.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Fisher-Price recalls nearly 5 million potentially deadly Rock n’Play sleepers

Fisher-Price recalled 4.7 million Rock n’Play baby sleepers on Friday. U.S. PIRG Consumer Watchdog Adam Garber issued a response: "“While we’re pleased that Fisher-Price is finally recalling these dangerous sleepers, 30 deaths in 10 years is 30 deaths too many and 10 years too late."

News Release | CALPIRG

“Just let us fix our stuff” -- Coalition Makes Case on Right to Repair

“This is one of those common-sense issues: Just let us fix our stuff. Californians dispose of some 46,900 cell phones every day. We could save money and reduce waste if we fixed and reused our devices, but manufacturers stand in the way of repair,” said CALPIRG Executive Director Emily Rusch. “The idea that our electronics should be disposable is absurd. We need to empower repair.”

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