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U.S. PIRG URGES CONGRESS TO PASS COVID-19 PACKAGE NOW

U.S. PIRG is urging Congress to immediately pass legislation to pay for key defenses against the rapidly worsening COVID-19 crisis in the United States, including testing and personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Statement: Philadelphia bans toxic herbicides

Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to ban the use of toxic herbicides, such as Glyphosate, on municipal grounds. Various provisions of the Healthy Outdoor Public Spaces Act passed on Thursday go into effect in phases over the next three years. The bill, introduced by Councilmember Cindy Bass with seven cosponsors, enjoyed support from a broad coalition of health, environmental and consumer organizations including PennPIRG and PennEnvironment.

Nursing homes across the country still need more PPE

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

It’s unconscionable that some of our most vulnerable populations and their caregivers are being put in such danger during a global pandemic. But it doesn’t have to be this way — not if our country acts right now to ramp up production and distribution of PPE to where it’s needed most.

20 Questions to Ask Your Nursing Home during COVID

By | Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Whether you have a loved one currently in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility, or whether you’re shopping for one, you should arm yourself with a list of questions to gauge how safe the environment is. Here’s a guide to those questions, and the answers you should expect.

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