NCPIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Lisa Frank
Vice President and D.C. Office Director, The Public Interest Network

We’re monitoring federal action and reporting back on whether our elected officials are acting for or against the public interest.

This blog is the first in a series examining policy solutions to the plastic pollution crisis that are proven and replicable. This section covers single-use plastic product bans.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

A congressional report revealed high levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury in baby food sold by leading brands. What may be even more shocking is that there are virtually no federal standards for toxic heavy metals in baby food.

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Aaron Colonnese
Creative Associate

Our money is quite literally being used to hurtle us faster toward climate disaster.

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

"We are misrepresenting and inflating the amount of material recycled."

Air ambulance bills can run in the thousands of dollars. Some companies sell "memberships" to consumers. But this option may not be a smart purchase for most consumers. 

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Henry Hintermeister
Creative Associate

"The surge in complaints is a signal of the strain the pandemic put on consumers, and of the minefield of tricks and traps they face in the financial marketplace."

A free Chrome extension and mobile app created by a passionate couple helps customers easily find non-toxic consumer products as they shop online.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

85 percent of Americans are expected to get money -- without the need for you do anything, including clicking any email links, providing any information by phone or paying any fees.