Few things are more important than keeping kids safe and healthy. Working together, we can protect them from hidden dangers, toxic threats and unsafe products and practices.
We all work hard to make sure the young ones in our lives and communities can grow up happy and healthy. In many ways the world is safer than it has ever been for kids — but there are still way too many avoidable risks and hidden dangers that kids face every day. Together, we can better alert parents and communities about threats to kids’ health; we can ensure everyone has access to resources that will help them keep their families safe; and we can work together around commonsense solutions.
The Latest on Kids’ health
Statement: Baltimore advocacy groups call for improved water infrastructure in wake of boil-water advisory in West Baltimore
How will electric school buses impact our grid and those living near power plants?
Maryland PIRG joins national effort calling on REI to phase out PFAS
Colorado is among the states taking aim at infant formula price gouging
Electric School Buses Are Taking Off
Clean Heat rulemaking comment to the PUC
2022 State of Electric School Buses in Colorado
Leading consumer, health and food groups urge McDonald’s to quickly reduce antibiotic use in beef supply chains
Health professionals urge McDonald’s to reduce antibiotic use
Did You Know?
Medical experts estimate that more than 24 million American kids are at risk of losing IQ points due to lead exposure.
What We're Doing
With research indicating that most states are failing to protect children from lead in schools’ drinking water, we need policies that are strong enough to “get the lead out” at schools and preschools.
Statement: Safe Sleep for Babies Act signed into law
After decades of danger and more than 200 infant deaths, President Joe Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act into law on Monday.
Statement: Safe Sleep Act passes Senate, goes to President Biden
The law will designate inclined sleepers and crib bumpers as hazardous and ban them under the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Interactive map shows widespread lead contamination in schools drinking water
Lead contamination of school drinking water is more pervasive than previously thought, according to testing data from across the nation published on Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund on a new interactive map. The groups urged public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of schools’ drinking water.
STATEMENT: Board nominee urges McDonald’s to uphold unfulfilled commitment to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply chain
In an article published Friday, Reuters reported that Leslie Samuelrich, who Carl Icahn recently nominated to McDonald’s board of directors, ‘is concerned McDonald’s has not followed through’ on its 2018 commitment to establish targets for reducing the use of medically important antibiotics in its beef supply chain.
Retailers can do a better job protecting the public from gas stove pollution.
When it comes to selling stoves, there’s no better way to enrich lives than by helping families choose electric options that are safe and clean.