A popular whisky contains propylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze. Urge the company to remove this toxic ingredient at once.
Uganda’s healthcare system is in shambles due to low numbers of healthcare workers, yet the government plans to send more than 250 of them to other countries. Sign the petition to urge Uganda’s president to stop brain drain and improve healthcare conditions in his country.
The Truth campaign has worked tirelessly to educate young people on the harms of tobacco use. Since its introduction, the percentage of young people using tobacco has declined dramatically. Applaud this campaign for its innovative methods of decreasing tobacco use among youth.
Workers at food flavoring plants and e-cigarette smokers are being exposed to dangerous amounts of a harmful chemical. Sign here to demand it be banned before any more people are forced to suffer.
Rescued pit bulls are being trained to act as service dogs for veterans in need, thanks to the efforts of an organization called Pits for Patriots. Applaud this non-profit for helping to eliminate the stigma of pit bulls and aiding in the rehabilitation of United States veterans.
There are over 100 cases of measles in California due to an anti-vaccine movement there. Parents are also intentionally infecting their children with the disease at “measles parties.” Sign here to stop this child abuse before any other children are forced to suffer.
Using marijuana-derivative oils to treat severe epilepsy may soon be legal in Virginia. Ask the governor to support the bill, which would improve the lives of hundreds of epileptics as well as their families.
Women under the age of 25 are denied free cervical screening tests, however, young women can still contract cervical cancer. Demand that the minimum age requirement be lowered to help prevent cervical cancer from taking any more lives.
A hazardous waste recycling plant has been proposed to operate along a treasured river. Sacred land and historical villages will be destroyed for its construction. Action must be taken now to save tribal land, water quality, and the health of citizens and wildlife from contamination by this toxic recycling site.
While millions of Americans struggle with hunger Fox News spreads lies about people in poverty, supporting the push to gut food assistance. Demand that the network stop misreporting on the hunger crisis.
A food preservative known to cause liver and kidney damage has not yet been banned by the FDA. Thankfully, General Mills has removed this harmful chemical from its products. Praise the company for its efforts to help protect Americans by providing healthier, safer products.
Only two-thirds of those that seek treatment for depression will find adequate treatment. Urge the U.S. National Institutes of Health to increase funding for research on depression and end this silent killer.
Canada has fully legalized assisted suicide throughout the country. For many patients, assisted suicide offers a measure of dignity and some level of control over their disease. Applaud the overturning of a complete suicide ban in favor of doctor-assisted suicide.
Students at an elementary school are falling ill and dying due to a fracking well that sits only 400 feet from the school. Stand up for the voiceless students and demand that the strongest safety standards be implemented for this well.
Many dietary supplements are falsely labeled and may not even contain the supplement that they are labeled as. It is easy for manufacturers to falsely label these supplements as they are not strictly regulated by the FDA. Demand stricter regulations on dietary supplements to protect the health of consumers.
Lawmakers want to allow insurance companies to refuse to cover maternity care once again by instating an “alternative” to the Affordable Care Act. Demand that the GOP reject this plan that puts people at high risk for pregnancy-related health problems and death,
An anti-Big Tobacco senator wants to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, which could infinitely improve the health of millions of Americans. Demand that his important proposal be signed into law.
Obesity is a growing problem effecting more than one-third of Americans and sugar consumption has only helped to contribute to this problem. Support a new initiative implementing a tax on sugary beverages to help curb America’s taste for unhealthy drinks.
Use of an emergency treatment for drug overdoses has become more widespread in recent years, driving up prices and creating a barrier to access. Applaud the Clinton Foundation for making this life-saving medicine more affordable and accessible.
The chemical BPA and its alternative both have hormone-disrupting effects even at low-level doses, according to a new study. Urge government regulators to recalculate safe exposure levels for this chemical.
A fully-licensed doctor is saying that vaccinating one’s children is dangerous and that not doing so is entirely justified, even though it is a thoroughly-researched and safe practice. Demand that the doctor’s medical license be revoked at once.
Sugarcane workers are dying from high rates of kidney failure after enduring dehydration and exposure to agrochemicals and antibiotics. Demand that something be done to protect these individuals from a painful and unnecessary death.
Presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Chris Christie doubled-down on their anti-science positions by challenging the need to vaccinate children from deadly diseases. Paul, who also questions climate change, repeated the widely discredited assertion that vaccines cause mental retardation. Tell Sen. Paul and Gov. Christie to stop playing politics with the public’s health and drop their anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.
Students who do not get their vaccinations are placing other children at risk. Urge the governor of California to bar unvaccinated children from attending school to prevent the spread of disease.
All food must now pass rigorous health standards and requirements to prove that it is safe for consumption by humans and causes no damage to nature or animals. Thank government officials for protecting public health.