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PIRG Consumer Watchdog

For more than 40 years, we’ve been educating consumers how to protect themselves and their rights. We fight to get dangerous products off store shelves, to end exploitative practices, and ensure a level playing field in the marketplace. And we advocate for new rules, institutions and policies to defend consumers from the economic and political power of special interests. Right now, our Watchdog team is focused on consumer threats from data breaches to dangerous toys.

Pledge to be Toxic-Free

Safe alternatives are possible and profitable. 

Reining in Wall Street

Standing up for consumers against reckless banking and financial practices.

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RIGHT TO KNOW

A report exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning products

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Stand Up For Repair

Microsoft pressed criminal charges against Eric Lundgren for printing restore disks that allow people to fix old computers—even though though the software on those disks is available online for free.

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Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Widespread overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is putting our health at risk.

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The Real Price of Medications

People living in the United States have access to some of the best medical care in the world, from life-saving drugs to cutting-edge surgical techniques. But spiraling costs force many Americans to spend more on care, even as the quality of that care remains the same.

Trouble In Toyland

Our 33rd annual toy safety report.

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Updating the Bottle Bill

With only 23% of non-deposit containers recycled versus 80% of deposit containers, the Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling program in Massachusetts.

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Zero Hunger

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