Oil companies are unloading toxic diesel onto African countries with weak environmental standards, causing air pollution that is putting the health of citizens at risk. Stop these companies from putting human health at risk for the sake of profit.
Lead exposure is extremely hazardous to our health, especially children, and contaminated water poses a huge threat to many communities. Provide help to communities that have been exposed to toxic lead levels and protect our children from the dangers of lead poisoning.
Tests have found that many houses in Pittsburgh receive water with dangerously high lead levels. In several cases, levels have exceeded federal maximums by up to five times. Demand action to ensure that Pittsburgh residents have access to safe water.
Thousands of children across the country are at risk from dangerously high levels of lead in their drinking water supply. Demand that this dangerous chemical be removed before it causes extensive long-term damage.
Family planning and health care for people nationwide will be saved thanks to a new rule proposed by the Obama administration. Commend this rule and the protection of affordable health care clinics across the country.
A chemical found to disrupt hormones and the human reproductive system is still used in a popular toothpaste, even after having been prohibited from use in topical products. Sign the petition to ask the FDA to ban the potentially harmful chemical.
Half of dermatologists were not taught how to spot cancer on black skin, and barely one in 10 dermatology residencies teach how to treat the skin of people of color, according to a recent study. Demand medical schools be required to teach how to diagnose cancer and other conditions on black skin.
Heroin addicts can be charged with homicide if they are found in the presence of someone who has accidentally overdosed on heroin. Instead of being provided with the help that they so desperately need to combat this horrible addiction, they are sometimes faced with prison time. Demand that heroin addicts stop being treated as criminals and are rather treated for their addiction.
Thousands of people may die without access to a life-saving medicine, because its manufacturer failed to consult with top HIV/AIDS organizations before submitting the drug to be subsidized by the government. Urge the company to consult thoroughly with these groups on the resubmission to ensure that people can be saved.
A 76-year-old veteran recently committed suicide outside a VA hospital after being turned away from the ER. Numerous other patients have died while awaiting treatment at another VA hospital. Demand that our veterans receive the medical attention they deserve.
Buildings that were damaged during a hurricane are causing sickness and health issues in residents. These people live in a place that leaves them constantly exposed to toxins that cause long-term health problems. Demand that these dangerous conditions be remedied immediately.
Residents in a low-income neighborhood were exposed to high levels of lead for over a year and a half even though officials reportedly knew of the contamination. Demand justice for these innocent people.
After increasing the price of EpiPens to unaffordable levels, the company behind the life-saving drug has agreed to offer copay vouchers and produce a generic option. Thank the company for taking steps to protect the lives of people with severe allergies.
A recent spike in heroin overdoses has claimed more than 200 victims in the span of a single week. Demand assistance and relief for the overwhelmed police and emergency responders trying to stem the spread of this fatal crisis.
Pregnant women in Texas are in imminent danger as the state’s maternal mortality rate is now the highest in the developed world. Demand that health care resources and clinics receive more funding so that these women can stop suffering preventable deaths.
The American Heart Association recently found that sugar is America’s biggest health problem and recommended the daily intake be lowered significantly. Despite this, the FDA has decided to keep its recommendations the same. Demand that recommended intake levels are lowered in the interest of public health.
Schools, homeless shelters and jails across the country do not currently provide women with free menstrual products. These products are vital for women’s health. Sign this petition so that a federal law is made to force these institutions to provide menstrual products free of charge.
Police are stopping activists from cleaning up rotting piles of trash left in front of resident homes after the city started refusing to pick it up. This is creating a significant health hazard. Demand that the city let volunteers remove the putrid garbage.
Sugary energy drinks and sodas are responsible for a myriad of health problems in America, and yet the USDA allows the purchase of these items with food stamps. Demand that the government prove that citizen health is a top priority by outlawing the sale of energy drinks and sodas with food stamps.
Two schools were forced to give their students bottled water because the drinking fountains were found to have high levels of lead in them. Demand that someone is held accountable.
Thanks to a generous donation, Planned Parenthood centers in Texas will give out free IUDs and STD testing to 1,000 low-income women each year for the next three years. Applaud this major win for women in a state that is constantly out to oppress them.
As the threat of Zika in America grows, Congress has yet to pass funding to combat the disease. Bipartisan efforts have failed due to party politics, and the issue has since been stalled until Congress reconvenes. Sign the petition to urge Congress to work together to pass funding that protects American citizens against the dangerous disease.
Millions of Americans are at risk from unsafe levels of dangerous chemicals in their drinking water. Demand immediate action to address this dire public health crisis.
The health of Americans is in danger due to the fact that the USDA does not test our food for glyphosate, a toxic ingredient in the popular weed killer known as Roundup. For the health and safety of the American people, sign this petition to urge the USDA to test all food for this toxic herbicide.
Official dietary guidelines still include meat, fish, dairy and eggs despite numerous scientific reports linking animal protein to severe health risks and a higher mortality rate. Urge the committee in charge of the guidelines to encourage the population to replace animal protein with far healthier sources of plant protein.