Guns kill twice as many children as cancer, and giving away free guns at promotional events helps feed this epidemic. Condemn one faith group’s use of gun giveaways to attract new church members.
Tiny scrubbing micro-beads in many face and body washes enter our waterways and absorb toxic substances. They are then eaten by fish and make their way up the food chain to humans, poisoning several species in the process. Urge Congress to create a bill banning these harmful substances.
Recently the FDA announced it would make generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter. Thank the FDA for expanding access to cheaper options and for standing up for women’s reproductive rights.
Confronting the food industry directly, Michelle Obama is tackling two controversial issues at once: nutrition labels and the marketing of food to children. Support our First Lady in protecting our nation’s health.
Companies continue to use food coloring additives to drive sales, even though they have been linked to cancer and other health problems. Demand the U.S. government ban the use of dangerous coloring additives in food.
The United States’ first underground nuclear storage site is leaking, and nearby residents worry they aren’t being told everything. Demand the government’s complete transparency in handling this crisis.
Many household products contain chemicals known to harm childhood development; more have yet to be identified as toxic to the brain. Demand that regulators protect the public, and require testing of all chemicals.
Hospitals and pharmacies in India can more easily purchase essential pain medications for patients, thanks to recent reforms. Thank India’s parliament for ensuring that patients receive the care and treatment they need.
Recent obesity prevention programs focused on exercise and healthy eating have shown record-breaking declines in obesity at high-risk school districts for the first time in a decade. Congratulate the school districts involved for their commitment to fighting childhood obesity.
Nearly 2 million children from developing countries die from vitamin A deficiency each year. Golden rice, a genetically modified rice, will be able to give these children more vitamin A in their diets, staving off these frequent deaths. Support this genetically modified rice to save the lives of children.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association is promoting a bill that would make GMO labeling optional. SIgn this petition to stop manufacturers from legally hiding harmful ingredients in their products.
A newly developed test for malaria is faster, more cost-effective, and less invasive, and will improve access to health screenings in developing countries. Applaud this revolutionary advance in global disease prevention.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to require all generic drugs to provide a warning label with health risks, but the drug companies are fighting this potential regulation. Please support this mission to get important warning labels on commonly used drugs.
California has recently proposed a bill that would legally require warning labels on sodas and other varieties of sugary beverages, after recent studies revealed the risks associated with added sugars. Please support the state of California in making this bill a reality.
A preservative found in most cosmetics, which is easily absorbed by human skin, has been potentially linked to health risks such as cancer. Urge the Food and Drug Administration to conduct thorough research on this product and ensure that it is not endangering our health.
Beauty professionals across the nation are being trained to notice the signs of abuse and refer these clients to support services that can help change their lives. Sign this petition to applaud the efforts of this large organization to stop abuse.
18 antibiotics known to be unsafe for humans have been approved for use in livestock and poultry feed. Please urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to immediately ban these additives and make our food less dangerous.
For premature babies, the ability to breathe means the difference between life and death. Thank this team of bioengineers for giving premature babies in developing nations a better chance at life.
Home health aides provide essential care to those who need it, but they make low wages and aren’t eligible for paid leave, causing them to choose between caring for family or paying bills. Urge President Obama to reward caregivers with paid leave.
Prolonged sitting can cause severe harm to the human body in many ways. Urge that workplaces be required to provide their employees with the option of standing during work, to reduce damage to their bodies.
An amendment to the new Farm Bill would allow for more comprehensive federal insurance coverage of organic farms. This change would allow for more protections for smaller farmers and for healthful, natural foods. Sign the petition to urge congressional support for this amendment.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents food makers like PepsiCo and Kraft, are threatening to sue state lawmakers if they pass a GMO labeling bill. Condemn the GMA for using misinformation and intimidation tactics to prevent GMO labeling laws.
The FDA discovered that antibiotics used in livestock feed can pose serious health risks to humans, yet failed to disclose its findings to the public. Condemn the FDA for continuing to allow the use of these antibiotics in animal feed and trying to conceal their risks from the public.
Recently, school lunches were taken away from dozens of students after their debit account balances were shown to be negative, causing the students not only hunger but also public humiliation. Please sign this petition to condemn this decision and to take steps to prevent this from ever happening again.
Bayer’s CEO admitted to creating cancer treatment drugs only for those who can afford it at exorbitant costs. He is currently appealing the Indian government’s decision to allow another company to make an affordable generic version of Bayer’s cancer drug for Indian patients. Demand accessible and affordable treatment options be provided to patients around the world.