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News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Top healthcare professionals send letter to U.S. leaders saying it’s time to shut back down, start over and do it right

More than 150 health professionals have joined with U.S. PIRG in calling on America’s leaders to shut back down, start over and do it right to deal with the uncontrolled spread of the novel coronavirus in many parts of the United States.

News Release | Solid Waste

To meet laudable climate-neutral goal, Apple must rethink repair

In response to Apple’s announcement that it will attempt to go carbon netural by 2030, U.S. PIRG Right to Repair Campaign Director Nathan Proctor issued a statement calling for the company to rethink it's approach to repair to cut emissions. 

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Statement: Funding for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing is vital to curb the virus

U.S.PIRG Public Health Campaigns Director, Matt Wellington, responded to reports that, despite testing shortages, the Trump Administration is pushing to omit funding for coronavirus ( COVID-19) testing and contact tracing from the Senate COVID-19 relief package.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | COVID-19

Hand sanitizers pose ongoing threat to consumer health

Consumers using hand sanitizer to kill the coronavirus may be unwittingly putting toxic substances on their skin. In the weeks since first discovering the problem, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has found nearly three dozen brands of potentially tainted sanitizer.

News Release | US PIRG Education Fund | Consumer Tips, COVID-19

Hand sanitizers pose ongoing threat to consumer health

Consumers using hand sanitzer to kill the coronavirus may be unwittingly putting toxic substances on their skin. 

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