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The CDC implemented the eviction freeze on Sept. 4 to reduce the number of people on the streets who could get infected with and spread the COVID-19 virus. Landlords and other groups filed lawsuits attempting to strike down the halt on evictions, so the future of the policy remains uncertain.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

The FDA doesn’t have the authority to stop retailers from selling dangerous over-the-counter products such as toxic hand sanitizer. Our safety system is broken, and we need to fix it. 

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Here’s a guide to your rights depending on how you pay

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Danielle Melgar
Make It Toxic Free Campaign, Advocate

As we approach Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26 amidst a pandemic that is keeping many school children home for another academic year, we should take the opportunity to clean up our school buildings of toxic threats, including asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma.

Being proactive and demanding can help keep you and your family safe

From mask mandates to capacity limits, the largest public transit systems and ride share companies have new procedures

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Good news: You may still be able to request a forbearance because of COVID-19

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

If the COVID-19 pandemic affects your ability to pay, here’s what you need to know

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a whole new situation for college students. This guide outlines items that students should pack when they return to campus.

As parents and students make trips across the country to return to college, you are probably wondering how to do so safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide will outline some of the safer options.