According to the Senior Public Health Correspondent for AOL News, the budget cuts being proposed by Republicans in the House AND the Obama administration both put America’s health at risk.
Here’s a list of five federally funded organizations that are likely to get cut, and what it might mean for your health.
#1.) The Consumer Product Safety Commission. This week, they’re launching a long-awaited public database of products. For the first time you’ll be able to easily find any safety hazards associated with things you buy and things you already own.
The database is supposedly huge, but the proposed budget cuts would slash their funding, and they wouldn’t be able to keep the database current.
The budget cuts would also end a policy that requires manufacturers to have every product tested for safety by an outside company.