CR Digital Archive

November 2020

Cover Story

What’s Really in Your Bottled Water?
Consumer Reports found toxic PFAS chemicals in several popular water brands, especially carbonated ones
Why Dangerous 'Forever Chemicals' Are Still Allowed in America's Drinking Water
The federal government still hasn't set limits for PFAS compounds. Here's how to protect yourself.
4 Ways to Avoid PFAS in Your Water
The potentially dangerous chemicals are ubiquitous and used in numerous consumer products. Here's what to know.

Special Report

Could Your Medical Bills Make You Sick?
That debt doesn’t just hurt your bank account—it can harm your health, too. What you must know now.

Veterans Saddled With High Medical Debt
Surprisingly, U.S. military veterans are on the hook for medical bills the VA won't cover


Your COVID-19 Travel Toolkit
How to protect yourself and others, whether you’re taking a plane, a train, a bus, or an automobile
Healthy Yogurts That Taste Good, Too
Skyr or Greek? Coconut or almond milk? Full fat or no fat? CR helps you navigate all the dairy—and nondairy—offerings.

Road Report

New Ways Carmakers Are Getting You More MPG
CR highlights the gas-saving tech that might be in your next car—and the potential trade-offs in your driving experience 

CR Health

How Processing Changes Pumpkin's Health Benefits
Here's a case where canned may be better than fresh


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: How We Fight Misinformation

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