WashPIRG Foundation Latest Blog Posts

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Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The new threat of cyberattacks may have you wondering what you can do to protect yourself. It’s a great time to remind you about best practices you should already be following.

A fake review could be done by the company itself, by posting a fabricated positive review on its own site or by posting concocted negative reviews on a competitor’s site.

Being alert when shopping online is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from unsafe products. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Every day during the first week of March, PIRG is providing consumer protection tips and tools to help Americans address some of the most common consumer issues.

 | by
Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Mistakes on your credit report can cause a whole host of problems.

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

Much of our outdoor clothing and gear is waterproofed using toxic PFAS chemicals, but a few industry leaders are beginning to recognize it's not worth the impacts on our health and environment.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

With the massive winter storm that's expected to hit the East Coast this weekend, here are some tips to help consumers protect themselves during and after a disaster, including how to spot possible opportunists, bad deals and con-artists.