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How COVID — And Lead in Water — Highlight Government Shortcomings

September 9, 2020
The scarcity of solid information on COVID highlights the Trump Admin’s refusal to do what we clearly know how to do to solve a problem that, like COVID, impacts billions of people: the problem of lead contamination in drinking water. We don’t just want a government that protects us - we need a government that protects us. 
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How To Ensure Your WIC Program Supports Healthy Food Choices

July 13, 2020
The Oregon Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) became the first WIC Program in the US to remove arsenic-containing infant rice cereal from its list of approved products to purchase with the WIC food benefit.
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Air Pollution & Heat Are Hurting Babies — Especially Black Babies

July 1, 2020
Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a systemic review of recent studies on the link between the environmental problems of air pollution and extreme heat and the health problems of babies. The risk of harm is worst for black pregnant women, as well as for pregnant women with asthma.