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Safe At Home?

Consumer alerts

Safe At Home?

Regulators and lawmakers need to look at why some unsafe products don’t get recalled sooner and why consumers continue to use dangerous products after a recall.

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Small Machines, Big Pollution

Clean air

Small Machines, Big Pollution

Like many regions in the U.S., Colorado’s Front Range suffers from elevated levels of ground-level ozone pollution. This report explores some of the effects of this pollution on human health and the environment, the outsized role of lawn and garden equipment in contributing to the problem and the benefits of transitioning to electric from gas-powered equipment.

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Trouble in Toyland 2022

Consumer alerts

Trouble in Toyland 2022

Dangerous, recalled toys are easy to buy, U.S. PIRG Education Fund investigation shows. Our 37th annual report looks at the problems of recalls, counterfeits and not heeding warning labels.

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Superbugs in Stock
chicken-meat-grocery-store-Sergey-Ryzhov-via-Adobe-stock

Food & farming

Superbugs in Stock

The majority of the grocery chains reviewed are failing to stop antibiotic overuse in their private label meat supply chains, a practice that spurs the development of dangerous drug-resistant superbugs.

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Wasting Our Waterways
This Dow Chemical facility in Freeport, TX released toxic substances to a local waterway in 2020.

Clean water

Wasting Our Waterways

Polluters poured nearly 200 million pounds of toxic substances into U.S. waterways in 2020. We must strengthen Clean Water Act protections and reduce toxics use.

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2022 State of Electric School Buses in Colorado
Electric school bus

Electric vehicles

2022 State of Electric School Buses in Colorado

Our new report finds Colorado ranks second in the country for total public funding for transitioning to electric school buses and eleventh for the number of committed electric school buses. To build on its leadership and take advantage of additional funding opportunities, we offer recommendations to Colorado lawmakers, school districts, and utilities going forward.

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Stranded
Cover of Stranded

Right to repair

Stranded

When you rely on a powered wheelchair to get around, any delay in repair imposes a burden on your mobility and financial security. It can even become a matter of life and death. Yet, as “Stranded,” a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund found, a constrained market for wheelchair service and repair in the U.S. makes delays, of weeks or even months, common. 

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