U.S. PIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

In light of some of these newer cons, here is actionable information to help you avoid the aggravation, time and financial losses that come with sophisticated scams.

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Patricia Kelmar
Director, Health Care Campaigns

 Some people ‘subscribe’ to ambulances, but the subscription may not be worth it

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Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

You never know what a hurricane will unearth

Why appliances aren’t built to last, and how the E.U. is changing that. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

While businesses are permitted to charge higher prices in response to market forces, they aren’t allowed in states with price gouging laws to increase prices excessively to take advantage of a emergency such as the pipeline shutdown, a hurricane or the pandemic. 

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

A scorecard released by U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that many popular cosmetic brands score poorly on ingredient safety and disclosure. While companies and governments need to take action to protect consumers, in the meantime, you can take steps to keep your personal care routine safe.

Despite old commitments, a new report by U.S. PIRG finds that L’Oréal is still lagging behind its competitors on ingredient disclosure.

We need policies like Right to Repair to address the dangerous flood of electronics waste

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Mark Morgenstein
Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network

Getting your vehicle towed can be a memorable experience -- not in a good way

7 steps to take if your car is towed