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An Independent Voice For Consumers
CALPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security or our right to fully participate in our democratic society.
For decades, we’ve stood up for consumers, countering the influence of big banks, insurers, chemical manufacturers and other powerful special interests.
Today California businesses, local governments, environmental advocates, and students joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers at the California State Capitol to call for the passage of a proposed law offering the most comprehensive framework in the nation to curb the single-use plastics and packaging waste crisis. The rally highlighted the findings of a recent Public Policy Institute of California poll revealing that 90% of Californians think plastic pollution is a problem for the future of the state.
The Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule today that would require new warnings for cigarette packages that depict the health risks of smoking.
Roughly 1 in 5 California schools have detectable levels of lead in their drinking water.
The number of statewide plastic bag bans in the U.S. tripled in June, with Maine, Vermont, Connecticut and Oregon adding themselves to the list.
Adam Garber, the PIRG consumer watchdog, was shocked when he discovered recalled baby rockers at his infant son's day care this June.
Antibiotics | U.S. PIRG
By committing to a concrete timeline for reducing antibiotic use in its beef supply chain, Taco Bell is taking an important step to help preserve these life-saving medicines. We're calling on Wendy's to follow their lead. Learn more.
Consumer Tips | U.S. PIRG
Coming on top of the settlement of the massive Equifax data breach, the Capital One breach should serve as a wakeup call to all consumers to hit freeze on their financial identity today to ensure they are protected. Here's how.
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