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ID Theft & Privacy Checklists

By | Mike Litt
Consumer Campaigns Director, U.S. PIRG

Today, we're releasing our revamped Identity Theft and Online Privacy resources.

Toxic triclosan in toothpaste?

By | Dev Gowda
Director, Campaign for Toxic-Free Products

A recent article in the LA Times revealed that a new study found that the toxic compound triclosan, which is commonly found in toothpaste as well as other consumer products such as cosmetics, children’s toys, and yoga mats, “could cause adverse effects on colonic inflammation and colon cancer.”

New story in the Boston Globe today found at least 19 "quasi-public" agencies in Massachusetts failed to publish millions of dollars in payroll and spending data on the state's transparency website as required by a MASSPIRG backed 2010 law that mandated the public disclosures. 

No one should lose a loved one to deadly chemicals. But right now you can walk into Lowe’s and other stores and buy paint removers containing highly toxic chemicals.

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