Public Health

The Next Battle: E-Cigarettes

By | Anna Low-Beer
Digital Campaigner

The decline of the tobacco industry is one of America's greatest public health victories. But what about e-cigarettes, found to have cancer-causing chemicals? This could be the next consumer battle.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Public Health

Baltimore Takes Leadership Role on Chemicals

Today, the Baltimore City Council passed a resolution calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to work quickly to issue a strong rule to make chemical plants safer. Resolution #15-0261R, introduced by Baltimore City Councilmember Bill Henry (District 4) passed unanimously.

Lessons From Abroad

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

Antibiotic resistance is now a global problem, and we're not helping.

Livestock, Antibiotics, and Pretend Play

By | Steve Blackledge
Public Health Program Director

The industry is pretending that antibiotics use on factory farms today is healthy and safe, but their arguments muddy the truth. 

Media Hit | Public Health

New York Times Prints Our Take on Chemical Safety

Toxics Campaign Director Carli Jensen wrote a letter to the editor calling for stronger chemical plant safety regulations.

Back to School: Asbestos in Crayons

By | Anna Low-Beer
Digital Campaigner

This back to school season, be sure that your children's school supplies and toys are safe. A new Environmental Working Group report shows that some popular crayon brands contain asbestos fibers. Read on to see which ones and what else you need to know about asbestos regulation.

A Soggy Statement from Subway

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

Subway recently made a statement about their antibiotics policy. Here's where they fall short.

A Fresh Celebration

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

How do you get a major chain like Subway to celebrate public health? You keep the issue fresh in their minds.

Meet the [antibiotic-free] Chef: Hosea Rosenberg, BlackBelly

By | Anya Vanecek
Public Health Digital Campaigner

Recently, I sat down with Chef Hosea Rosenberg, owner of BlackBelly restaurant in Boulder, CO, to find out why antibiotic-free meat was as good for business as it is for public health.

A Lot Can Happen in Two Years

By | Carli Jensen
Toxics Campaign Director

On the second anniversary of the Executive Order on Chemical Safety and Security, we’re no safer than the day it was issued. There have been over 420 chemical disasters that caused 81 deaths and over 1,600 hospitalizations since April of 2013, and time is running out for the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to protect our communities, children, and workers from dangerous chemical plants.

 

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