Health

Ask Magazine to Place Disclaimers on Photoshopped Images

Ask Magazine to Place Disclaimers on Photoshopped Images

Photoshopped images of women and girls are creating unrealistic and unhealthy standards for beauty. Urge a major fashion magazine to let readers know when it alters the photos in its pages.

water pollution from dairy farms in Wisconsin

Investigate Polluted Drinking Water

Nearly a third of private water wells in a county in Wisconsin have tested positive for bacteria and nitrates. If consumed, both of these contaminants pose huge risks to human health. Demand the EPA conduct an investigation to find the source of the pollution.

Require Warning Labels on Couches Containing Toxic Flame Retardants

Require Warning Labels on Couches Containing Toxic Flame Retardants

The majority of couches and other upholstered furniture sold in California are produced with an abundance of cancer causing frame retardants that put the health of consumers at risk. Please sign the petition to require mandatory warning labels on furniture containing these harmful toxins.

Support Healthy Local Alternative to School Fundraisers

Support Healthy Local Alternative to School Fundraisers

One concerned parent started a school fundraiser that sells local produce and goods instead of highly processed sweets and snacks to raise money for education. Praise this alternative fundraiser’s success and encourage its expansion to other regions of the country.

Don’t Restrict Food for the Homeless

Don’t Restrict Food for the Homeless

Many cities in America are considering laws that would regulate food-sharing operations such as soup kitchens, forcing many to close altogether. Demand that the federal government treat the root of the issue, hunger, and ensure that the homeless always have a healthy meal to eat.

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Stop Fearmongering Over Ebola

A representative recently stated that Ebola had possibly mutated to become transmissible through the air, despite health authorities offering no evidence whatsoever of that being the case. Demand that he stop contributing to a culture of fear about Ebola, and urge him to stay in his line of expertise in the future.

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

Women’s health is under assault, with lawmakers attempting to block access to crucial services while denying health coverage to women all over the country. Pledge to fight back against this attack on women’s rights.

Apologize to Journalist Uninvited from Conference Due to Ebola Panic

Apologize to Journalist Uninvited from Conference Due to Ebola Panic

A university recently disinvited an award-winning photojournalist from its annual journalism conference because of unfounded fears about his having reported on Ebola in Liberia. Denounce the university’s decision for furthering media hysteria over the outbreak, and demand a public apology to the journalist.

Toxins in pizza boxes and other paper food container products

Stop Importing Toxic Food Container Products

Toxic chemicals are being transferred to our food via imported food packaging, These chemicals pose a risk to developing fetuses as well as male reproductive health. Take action now to demand the FDA ban the importation of toxic food paper products.

Don’t Increase Pollution

Don’t Increase Pollution

A proposal to loosen smokestack emission standards in Michigan by 25 percent will cut emissions monitoring for substances with unknown health effects. Take action now to save the health of local communities and the integrity of Michigan air.

Applaud Promotion of Veganism

Applaud Promotion of Veganism

The most successful smoothie corporation in the world has introduced two vegan smoothies to its menu. Applaud the menu additions, which encourage a diet based in health and compassion.

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

Let Disabled Veteran Keep Her Service Pig

A disabled U.S. veteran was fined for keeping a pig in her home, even though the pig is a certified service animal. Ask the New York government to change the laws so the veteran can keep the friend who has helped to keep her spirits up during a difficult time.

Stand Up for Health and Reproductive Rights

Stand Up for Health and Reproductive Rights

Anti-choice protesters can now literally stand in the way of patients trying to access reproductive health clinics. Pledge to fight back against harassment and intimidation of patients.

Keep Children Safe from Guns

Keep Children Safe from Guns

Every year, children and teens are injured or killed by firearms in their own homes. Too often, unsafe storage practices give children and teens access to these dangerous weapons. Demand action to protect our nation’s youth from guns.

Oil and gas waste

Protect Citizens from Toxic Oil and Gas Waste

Toxic waste produced by oil and gas companies contains compounds harmful to human health. Too often, the companies’ waste disposal sites expose nearby communities to these toxic chemicals. Take action now to protect people from this hazardous waste.

Stop Companies from Lying About Product Quality

Stop Companies from Lying About Product Quality

Many brands of olive oil on the market today are lying about the quality of their products, which contain GMOs and other additives that diminish the oil’s health benefits. Urge the FDA to protect consumers’ health by regulating the labeling of olive oil.

Demand Breast Cancer Charity End Partnership with Fracking Industry

Demand Breast Cancer Charity End Partnership with Fracking Industry

A breast cancer charity recently partnered with a fracking company to raise awareness for cancer. Ironically, oilfield workers have developed breast cancer due to exposure to carcinogens. Demand that the Susan G. Komen Foundation end this senseless partnership immediately.

Demand Full Reports of Medical Equipment Malfunctions

Demand Full Reports of Medical Equipment Malfunctions

Life-saving medical apparatus are vital for ensuring patients’ wellbeing. Unfortunately, occasional equipment malfunctions lead to serious health issues and sometimes even death. Urge a medical device company to decrease the number of patient deaths caused by malfunctioning medical equipment.

Make Sure Women Have Access to Healthcare

Make Sure Women Have Access to Healthcare

Anti-choice employers are allowed to deny women reproductive healthcare coverage, under a recent Supreme Court decision. Fix this misguided policy and protect women from discrimination in the workplace.

Prepare Hospitals for Emergency Ebola Response

Prepare Hospitals for Emergency Ebola Response

The majority of nurses in America feel unprepared, undereducated, and improperly equipped to deal with the arrival of Ebola in the U.S. Demand that a comprehensive plan is created in order to contain and treat the virus with full efficacy.

Protect Farm Workers from Dangerous Pesticides

Protect Farm Workers from Dangerous Pesticides

Farm workers are poisoned every year by toxic pesticides used in crop production. Exposure to these chemicals can be prevented. Help urge the EPA to implement proper protections for workers to keep them safer and healthier.

Derail Dangerous Exploding Oil-Carrying Trains

Derail Dangerous Exploding Oil-Carrying Trains

Old and outdated tankers pose a huge risk to the American public as they can derail or cause explosions. To prevent the loss of life, tell the Department of Transportation to ban these old tankers from transporting oil.

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

Stop the Attack on Women’s Health

There’s a nationwide attack on access to essential health services and reproductive care for women. Take action to protect women’s health across the country.

Praise Clinic for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

Praise Clinic for Victims of Female Genital Mutilation

A clinic for victims of female genital mutilation recently opened, becoming the city’s first such facility. Praise the medical professionals responsible and thank them for their commitment to finally ending female genital mutilation.

Support Compassionate Care for the Sick and Elderly

Support Compassionate Care for the Sick and Elderly

Compassionate caregivers who spend months or years caring for sick and elderly loved ones deserve to be praised, not penalized. Make sure caregivers don’t lose essential Social Security benefits.