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.

Consumer Tips Video Guides

Guides and Resources

  • 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. 

  • Getting Help Paying your Bills During COVID-19

    Here's how you can manage your finances if you’re unable to cover all your expenses this month.

  • How to Spot False Coronavirus Cures

    Here are some tips to help avoid and report fraudulent products, claiming to cure COVID-19.


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