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View Resource Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Consumer News

Consumer News, quarterly publication from the FDIC, addresses consumers's banking needs. The Summer 1999 issue includes the articles "The law helps those who help themselves," "What's the score on your credit?" And "Insurance brochure Revised."
View Resource Household Products Database

Users will find important and possibly life-saving information on over 4,000 household products in this online database from the National Library of Medicine's Specialized Information Services. The database allows users to find out what a product contains, potential health effects, and safety and handling information. Users can quickly and easily search the database by product name, ingredients,...
View Resource Consumer Reports

Based in Yonkers, New York, Consumer Reports has been sticking up for the rights of consumers since 1936, when they started the Consumers Union and began publishing product reviews of such common-place items as breakfast cereals, soap, stockings, and hot water bottles. On this site, visitors can learn about the history of Consumer Reports, which includes a series of rather interesting test photos...
View Resource Center for Science in the Public Interest

For balance, read the American Council on Science and Health’s arch enemy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). As a consumer advocacy organization, CSPI also has clear goals. As such, the organization conducts original research and attempts to provide objective information on such topics as food, alcohol, health, and the environment. On the site, read through the News Releases...