Public Health

Protecting Public Health

Environmental and health specialists are heartsick over the malfeasance of their agencies in failing to protect the health of children, workers and the public at large. We expose information about the effects of environmental toxins on public health, challenge industry capture of our regulatory agencies, and fight for an effective safety net to protect us from dangerous toxins.

Coronavirus

In response to the novel coronavirus, PEER is stepping up its efforts to ensure that public health experts have the capacity and the legal backing to speak truth to power and that government agencies continue their essential functions.

Artificial Turf

Human health risks from toxic chemicals and known carcinogens found in synthetic sports fields and playgrounds made from shredded tires remain largely unstudied

PFAS

The EPA is failing to protect the public from the health risks of this new class of chemicals.

Toxic Cleanups

EPA and state governments often fail to clean up some of the most dangerous toxic sites.

Refinery Explosions

Refinery explosions and dangerous chemicals threaten large populations centers.

Sick Schools

Contaminated soil, air born pollutants and toxic building materials should have no place in our schools.

Chemical Safety

The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.

Coal Combustion Waste

Toxic coal ash is in a growing stream of consumer, agricultural and commercial products without oversight

NEWS FROM PEER

BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

Last week, President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus bill meant to help Americans get through the COVID-19 crisis. From hospitals to small businesses to working Americans, the bill appropriated billions to different sectors of America that have been decimated...

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BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

Last week, President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus bill meant to help Americans get through the COVID-19 crisis. From hospitals to small businesses to working Americans, the bill appropriated billions to different sectors of America that have been decimated...

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PEERMail: Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

Much of the world is shocked by the botched response of the United States to the coronavirus outbreak. Responsibility for this fiasco lies with President Trump and politicians like Senate leader Mitch McConnell who have a long history working feverishly to gut funding...

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BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

On March 23, Sen. Mitch McConnell took the Senate floor to excoriate opponents who were trying to amend the COVID-19 bill to include accountability and transparency measures, including an independent oversight board, and an elimination of a provision in the bill that...

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PEER Letter to Suspend Action During Coronavirus Crisis

A coalition of more than 90 conservation groups issued a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday, March 23, 2020, urging the department to "suspend major policy changes, changes to regulations, oil and gas lease sales and public comment periods." This...

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BLOG: Self-Dealing, COVID-19 and the Public Trust

Reports that U.S. Senators sold millions of dollars in stock after receiving non-public information during Congressional briefings in January and February on the coronavirus threat should come as no surprise given the endemic self-dealing by government leaders. These...

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ALERT: Pandemic Perspective

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the country, many people have asked how we plan to continue to our work. The global impact of the coronavirus is bringing dramatic changes to how we live, many of which we have already begun to feel around the nation.

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