A major candy company is still using sugar alcohols, which are notorious for causing digestive problems, in its sugar-free candy. Sign this petition to demand the company make the switch to better sugar substitutes.
Fracking has been linked to increased asthma attacks in Pennsylvania. This data adds to the growing body of evidence that shows the negative impact of fracking on public health and safety. Demand an end to fracking in Pennsylvania.
Mental health care will receive a sorely-needed upgrade thanks to a new bill passed by the House. Applaud this progressive legislation for addressing a growing problem in America and providing assistance to thousands of mental health patients.
A U.S. nuclear waste facility is leaking toxic fumes and causing worker health problems. Many of the tanks there are old and out of date. Tell lawmakers to oversee this facility and make sure that it is safe.
EpiPens are the most reliable way to treat severe allergic reactions, and their price has increased by a factor of five. Mylan Pharmaceuticals must stop raising the cost of EpiPens and make them accessible and affordable.
The Green Giant brand of frozen and canned vegetables still uses toxic BPAs in its packaging even though these chemicals have been found to cause diseases like cancer. Sign this petition to tell the company it’s time to seek healthier and eco-friendly alternatives.
Abortion continues to be criminalized and restricted in Ireland, despite free access in neighboring countries and the rest of the world. Tell Ireland to end this injustice and stop restricting healthcare to the most desperate young women in the country.
A new bill would strongly discourage medical professionals from performing abortions. Demand that this unethical and illegal measure be struck down before it ever becomes law.
A discriminatory blood donation policy bans gay men from donating blood unless they’ve been abstinent for a year, even if they’re HIV negative and haven’t engaged in risky behavior like unprotected sex. Urge officials to reform this policy so that healthy gay men can donate blood the same as heterosexual people.
Olive Garden still uses factory farms that stuff their animals full of antibiotics so they can be kept in cramped and unsanitary conditions. Demand that this giant restaurant chain stop sourcing food from abusive and unhealthy factory farms.
Cannabis is currently classified as a Schedule I drug alongside heroin and ecstasy despite its potential to treat suffering in a myriad of patients. A maze of legislation obstructs research on its medical uses and long-term effects. Demand the restrictions on cannabis research be lifted.
A loophole in a law mandating that all public hospitals that provide maternity care also provide on-site abortion has been closed. Applaud the move, which will ensure access to safe abortions for millions of women.
Two elementary schools were recently discovered to have levels of lead in their drinking water over twice the legally acceptable amount. The water there hadn’t been tested for lead in 15 years. Protect students by insisting lawmakers mandate regular testing.
Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana, meaning millions of Americans can now receive much-needed treatment from the drug. Applaud the passage of this progressive new law.
The Olympic Games are set to take place in Brazil despite the risk posed by the Zika virus. This virus causes serious birth defects, including seizures and intellectual disabilities. Urge the committee to relocate the games in the interests of the public’s health.
Dangerous levels of lead have been discovered in the Portland Public School system, posing a serious danger to young children. Demand a full investigation into the presence of lead, and into the lack of communication between the School Board and parents about this issue.
Veterans suffering from debilitating mental illness could soon receive much-needed relief from their symptoms with the use of medical marijuana. Demand that this measure be enacted so that the brave soldiers who have served this country can gain access to the treatment they need.
For years, we’ve come down on soft drinks for being unhealthy, but diet soft drinks are no better. A major ingredient, aspartame, has been linked to cancers and neurological complications. Demand that it is phased out in favor of healthier sweeteners.
A doctor in Tennessee is deliberately and blatantly violating medical ethics by adopting an anti-vaccine policy at his practice. Sign the petition to demand the American Medical Association stop this man from putting innocent lives at risk.
A dangerous amount of mercury has spilled into a community watershed, devastating the public health. Local government professes to be sympathetic, but refuses to clean it up. Protect the welfare of those affected and insist the government take action.
A young girl in Egypt was killed as a result of an illegal operation. Demand that those responsible for this unlawful and dangerous procedure be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Over a quarter of children seeking mental health care treatment in the United Kingdom were turned away in 2015. This is completely unacceptable. Urge the U.K. to increase funding and enhance accessibility for children’s mental health services.
The emergence of superbugs due to farmers misusing antibiotics increasingly puts our global health at risk. Ensure farmers are banned from overusing antibiotics, in order to prevent millions from dying.
Low-income families will now have better access to affordable, healthy food options thanks to new legislation requiring farmers’ markets to accept food stamps. Applaud the initiative, which will provide healthier options to those who may otherwise be unable to access them.
Animal agriculture’s needless overuse of life-saving medicine could kill millions of people worldwide because of the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs. Despite acknowledging this fact, the health sector has taken no action against the industry. Urge the National Health Service to take the farm industry to task on this vital matter.