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Consumer Reports Examines Pesticide Use On Produce to Help Consumers Reduce Exposure
Risk Guide for 48 Fruits and Vegetables from 14 Countries; Choosing Organic Always the Safest Choice but in Many Cases Conventional Can Be As Low Risk YONKERS, NY — Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet. A...

Consumer Reports Warns Against the Risks of Radiation Overexposure from Unnecessary CT Scans
Researchers Estimate at Least Two Percent of All Future Cancers in the U.S. Will Stem from CT Scans Alone – That’s Approximately 29,000 Cases and 15,000 Deaths Per Year YONKERS, NY — X-rays have been used for almost 120 years...

Consumer Reports’ Survey Finds Americans Mistaken About Safety and Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Supplements
New Test Results for Treadmills and Ellipticals Finds Many Home Machines Add Features and Connectivity Trying to Replicate a Personal Trainer YONKERS, NY — With the New Year close at hand, many Americans use this milestone to start a new...

Consumer Reports Finds Striking Link between “Respectful” Treatment and Medical Errors
Nearly 30 percent of U.S. patients said they experienced a preventable medical error in new CR survey; About one in four reported that medical personnel didn’t always treat them “like a person” YONKERS, NY — In a new report that...

Consumer Reports Issues New Consumption Guidelines Based On Analysis of Arsenic Levels in Rice Products & Other Grains
Recommendations include restricting children’s intake of hot & cold rice cereals, rice pasta & rice drinks; CR continues to call on FDA to set standards, especially for products children consume most YONKERS, NY ― Consumer Reports (CR) is issuing new...

Consumer Reports’ Health Insurance Tool Helps Consumers Navigate Open Enrollment
HealthLawHelper.org Can Help People Understand Their Options and Take Advantage of Tax Benefits; Open Enrollment starts November 15 YONKERS, NY — With the open enrollment period for health coverage beginning on Saturday, November 15, Consumer Reports has a web-based tool...

Going Your Way: Consumer Reports Publishes Comprehensive Guide to End-Of-Life Choices
Survey Finds 86% of Americans Would Want to Spend Their Final Days at Home; Only 47% of those 65+ Have a Living Will Y ONKERS, NY — A good death can be hard to achieve without advance planning according to...

Consumer Reports Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Doctors Concerned About Use of Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock; Events Taking Place in Eight Cities Nationwide to Call for Action
Over 2,000 Medical Professionals Call on Trader Joe’s to Stop Selling Meat Raised on Antibiotics The overwhelming majority of doctors— 93 percent—are concerned about the common meat industry practice of using antibiotics on healthy animals for growth promotion and disease...

Consumers Unwittingly Equate “Natural” With No GMOs
Survey Finds 64 Percent of People Think “Natural” Means No GMOs; Virtually All Samples of Tested Products with Only “Natural” Label Contained Substantial Levels of GMOs Organization Calls for Mandatory Labeling of GMOs in Food, and a Ban on the...

Consumer Reports Releases Annual Health Insurance Plan Rankings—Identifies Plans That Avoid Overuse of Healthcare Services
Analysis Found only 86 Plans Meet CR Criteria YONKERS, NY — For the fifth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be...

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