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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

Plastic is a problem not just for our environment, but also for our health. Chemicals used to make plastics anti-microbial, flame retardant, and more, can be toxic.

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

McDonald’s just committed to phasing out PFAS-treated food packaging from its restaurants globally by 2025. Other restaurants, like Burger King and Wendy’s, should follow its lead.

With vaccines here, it may soon be time to reschedule vacations and other trips for later this year

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

No, you don't have to pay a 'small processing fee' to claim your $600 payment

Here's some advice to help keep your information and wallet safe

State-by-state analysis shows companies financially benefited from fewer claims but barely compensated customers

Gifting beauty products to family and friends this holiday season? Here's a guide to purchasing safer beauty products.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

COVID-19 could push more stores and restaurants out of business soon

With many cancelling annual gatherings, this is the year to think of ways to have a more sustainable, zero waste holiday season. Here are some ideas:

Eviction moratoriums, unemployment benefits, student loan repayment reprieves are ending, homeless shelters aren't a good option and there's no more relief in sight.