Public Health

MA Senate moves to Get the Lead Out

By | Deirdre Cummings
Legislative Director

The Massachusetts Senate passed an amendment to the state budget that would allow up to $5 million to be spent on lead remediation in schools.  

End the Nicotine Trap

The U.S. Surgeon General has declared e-cigarette use, commonly known as vaping, among young people an epidemic due to its popularity and health risks. One in 5 high schoolers reported vaping in 2018, a nearly 80 percent increase in one year. An entire generation is at risk of nicotine addiction, and millions of kids are already hooked on nicotine with serious implications for their health and future.

That’s why we’re working to end the nicotine trap now.

I testified today in favor of An Act to ensure prescription drug cost transparency and affordability (H. 1133/S. 706) that will reduce the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, make pharmaceutical costs and pricing more transparent, and as a result reduce the cost of health care.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Public Health, Consumer Protection

Tyson chicken strips recalled, may contain pieces of metal

Just seven weeks after Tyson Foods recalled chicken nuggets that could contain rubber, the poultry giant is recalling chicken strips that might contain metal. 

News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health

Massachusetts Gets a “D” for Policies Addressing Lead in School Drinking Water

Reacting to pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, MASSPIRG and Environment Massachusetts gave Massachusetts a D grade today for policies that do too little to address the problem according to a new national report, Get the Lead Out.

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