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Coalition calls for action to save the bees

Fifty organizations called on the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture to protect pollinators and restirct the use of neonicotinoids, a pesticishown to be harmful to pollintors.

Consumers still at risk for harmful over-the-counter drug products of all types because of soft federal regulations.

News Release | MASSPIRG | Public Health

Legislature sends flame retardants ban to Governor’s desk...again

The Massachusetts House and Senate passed a ban on toxic flame retardant chemicals sending it to the Governor’s desk just under the wire as the end of the two year legislative session approaches. Firefighters, environment and health advocates and others hailed the bill as a critical move to protect public health and called on Governor Charlie Baker to sign the bill into law.

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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