Consumers Union (CU) is independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace and to empower consumers as they buy products and services. CU is comprehensive source for unbiased advice about products and services, personal finance, health and nutrition, and other consumer concerns. CU operates three Advocacy offices--in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and San Francisco--that work on consumers' behalf on such issues as health care, food safety, financial services, and product safety. They testify before Federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies, petition government agencies, and file lawsuits on behalf of consumers. The Consumer Policy Institute, at CU's Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters, conducts research and education projects on issues of importance to consumers such as biotechnology, food safety and labeling, recycling, and sustainable consumption.
The organization publishes Consumer Reports and ConsumerReports.org in addition to two newsletters, Consumer Reports Money Adviser and Consumer Reports on Health with combined subscriptions of more than 7 million. Consumer Reports on Health is a monthly, 12-page health newsletter published in print and in electronic form that offers information and recommendations about staying healthy, nutrition, fitness, drugs and supplements, and common adult medical conditions.
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Additional org info at http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/aboutus/mission/overview/index.htm and http://www.consumerreports.org/main/crh/displayc.jsp?CONTENT%3C%3Ecnt_id=377867&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=358219&bmUID=1165378942463.
Date Entered: 12/6/2006
Date Edited: 3/6/2013
Date Revised: 5/10/2013
Health Referral Number: HR3798
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