As the nation grapples with record COVID-19 surges, we are calling on governors to scale back reopening in places where the virus is spreading out of control and to ramp up testing and contact tracing efforts in order to catch isolated cases before they become full-scale outbreaks.
Thousands of nursing homes nationwide are dealing with horrific shortages of supplies they need to protect residents, workers and the broader community from COVID-19.
Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic — enough to fill 1.5 football stadiums — are thrown away each day in the United States. But so far, the companies that make and sell all of this plastic have borne little to no responsibility for the mess. A report authored by U.S. PIRG Education Fund outlines a different approach.
U.S. PIRG Education Fund has released further findings from its July report, "Hospital Repair Restrictions," which finds that, of more than 200 medical repair professionals surveyed, close to 70 percent said that their hospital has had to delay a patient procedure while waiting for a manufacturer service representative to repair a device.
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On Jan. 20, 2021, the United States will have a new president, helping to turn the page on a brutal year of disease and disruption. While stark political divisions will undoubtedly remain, a new report from U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center, and Frontier Group lays out a vision to bridge political divides through infrastructure investment, seizing a critical opportunity to emerge as a stronger nation after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Americans agree: Our nation’s infrastructure needs work. This report provides the blueprint that should form the basis of an infrastructure plan that will make America stronger today and lay the foundation for a brighter future.
Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.
The FDA allows cosmetic companies to hide toxic fragrance ingredients from consumers. But this fall, California passed a landmark bill to change this.
Most airlines are only offering vouchers, not refunds, when passengers cancel their flights due to concerns about COVID-19.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.