It’s the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are tips from consumer organizations and government agencies to help you have a safe Memorial Day and safe activities all summer long as you enjoy great weather and being outdoors.
About one million sellers and buyers in home sales with a single agent are charged excessive commissions totaling several billion dollars annually, a report from the Consumer Federation of America shows. The report also examines the conflicts of interest of these double-dipping agents.
Many consumers may not be aware that they could get food poisoning from eating uncooked flour. An article “Federal Report Focuses on Ongoing Pathogen Threat From Raw Flour” on the Food Safety News website describes an outbreak that occurred Dec. 11, 2018 - May 21, 2019.
Corporations escaped punishment at record levels during President Trump’s last year in office, when federal prosecutions of corporate criminals fell to just 94 – the lowest on record since the government started tracking corporate prosecution statistics in 1996, a Public Citizen report found.
Only 25 percent of the sunscreens rated this year by the Environmental Working Group offer adequate protection and no worrisome ingredients such as oxybenzone. EWG researchers rated the safety and effectiveness of more than 1,800 products that advertise sun protection.
When I was growing up, we used to make May Day baskets out of construction paper and hang them on peoples’ door knobs. Growing up in Central Washington, we often had lilacs blooming, so we’d put those in our May Day baskets along with tulips, irises, and other flowers from my mom’s gardens.
Food Tank, a think tank for food, and Compass Group are offering a virtual event to discuss food wastage on Stop Food Waste Day at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. In the United States, up to 40 percent of the food that is produced every year is wasted. That’s an economic loss of $218 billion per year.
It was an exciting time. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. The Environmental Protection Agency began operation on December 2, 1970. The League of Women Voters of Washington was having discussions on how to define the term “environment” for its studies.
Safest Family on the Block, an organization dedicated to helping parents run a safe and secure household, is offering a sweepstakes. You could win $500 worth of family safety resources, communication tools, and gear. One lucky winner will receive books, first aid and tool kits, and AAA membership.
Federal court rules that USDA didn’t consider worker safety when it eliminated limits on line speeds in pork plants
A federal district court in Minneapolis has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted unlawfully when it eliminated limits on the speeds at which plants run their slaughter lines without considering the increased risk of injury to plant workers.