National Consumers League

Your Health

Changes to our healthcare system in recent years have meant new opportunities and challenges for consumers. Keeping America’s families safe and healthy is our goal, and with Your Health NCL has got you covered.

Spring is in the air - achoo!

Spring seems to be arriving earlier than ever this year, and -- along with it -- allergy season. As seasons change and rains bring budding trees, green lawns, and fields of flowers, millions of Americans are plagued with spring allergies. More than 35 million people in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis -- and some may be surprised to learn it's possible to develop allergies later in life as well. It is estimated that the work missed due to allergies amounts to $250 million annually. So, what’s an allergy sufferer to do?

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Watered-down lemon juice making advocates sour

In a formal complaint to the Food and Drug Administration this month, NCL is urging the federal agency to stop the sale of four brands of “100%” lemon juice that were recently tested and found to be heavily diluted with water. NCL tested four products, each of which turned out to contain only a small amount of real lemon juice! 

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Game day food safety

With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, many of us are planning for large parties and get-togethers. An essential part of party planning is food safety. Here are a few tips to make sure that you and your friends can enjoy the game without having to worry about picking up a nasty foodborne illness.

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How safe is your OJ?

Orange juice has spent a lot of time in the headlines recently due to the detection of low levels of a fungicide called carbendazim. Is America's OJ safe to drink? What's the government doing about it and what does this mean for consumers?

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