Consumer Tips

For more than 40 years, U.S. PIRG Education Fund has alerted the public to risks to their health, safety and financial security. And, we empower people to avoid these dangers and protect themselves. Below are some of our most frequently requested resources and new we're adding new ones regularly.

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Guides and Resources

  • Looking out for hand sanitizers not strong enough to kill COVID-19

    Two months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered that toxic hand sanitizers were being sold to consumers, the problem is taking troubling new turns.

  • Disinfecting your home or building safely during COVID-19

    Whether you operate a business, a church, a school or another building, you’re probably thinking about ways to disinfect your space to protect people from COVID-19. 

  • Responding to the crisis

    The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented challenge for our country, threatening our health, wellbeing and democracy. Now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that our government has a coordinated, strategic response to safeguard the public’s health, protect consumers from emerging dangers and ensure people can still participate fully in our democracy.

  • Protecting yourself from toxic hand sanitizers

    After the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) flagged five brands of potentially dangerous hand sanitizer last month, the list of potentially contaminated products has skyrocketed. 

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