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: Advocates back members of Congress calling for an additional $300 million for electric school buses
Report: Electric school buses are a win for our kids and our energy grid
What You Can Do
Urge your governor to get the lead out of school drinking water
Call on your senators to support the transition to electric school buses
End the Nicotine Trap
Health Professional Action Network
Get The Lead Out
Get the Lead Out: Safe drinking water at school
Leading consumer, health and food groups urge McDonald’s to quickly reduce antibiotic use in beef supply chains
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.
PIRG, health professionals combat COVID-19 misinformation
Small decrease in antibiotic sales to meat production is not enough
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new data Tuesday showing that sales of medically important antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals decreased by three percent between 2019 and 2020.
Keep your family safe from gas stove air pollution with this new guide from U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Medical professionals urge McDonald’s to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain
More than 130 medical professionals organized by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund sent a letter to McDonald’s Thursday urging the company to meet its 2018 commitment to reduce antibiotic use in its beef supply chain. The coalition delivered the letter at the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week to stress the urgency of taking action to stop overusing our life-saving medicines in agriculture. Otherwise, the drugs may no longer heal sick people.