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.
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.
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for industry.
The EPA is failing to protect the public from the health risks of this new class of chemicals.
EPA and state governments often fail to clean up some of the most dangerous toxic sites.
The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.
Human health risks from toxic chemicals and known carcinogens found in synthetic sports fields and playgrounds made from shredded tires remain largely unstudied.
Contaminated soil, air borne pollutants and toxic building materials should have no place in our schools.
Toxic coal ash is in a growing stream of consumer, agricultural and commercial products without oversight.
NEWS FROM PEER
Second in a series of webinars that examines how risk assessments for new chemicals have been improperly altered to benefit the chemical industry.
High Levels of Forever Chemicals Infused in Protective Turnout Gear
New and dangerous chemicals are being approved at an alarming rate by EPA.
Reforming EPA’s thoroughly broken pesticide program is a bipartisan problem and will not happen without a powerful campaign of intervention.
Industry Controls Turnout Gear Standards; Critical Vote Tomorrow
Managers Remove Elements of Risk without Analysts’ Knowledge or Consent
The American Chemistry Council is trying to convince federal and state legislators that PFAS isn’t a problem that needs to be addressed.
Under Recent Supreme Court Ruling, EPA May Withhold Entire Report
Several mines in Colorado received unlawful air permits that do not comply with air quality standards as a result of false emissions data.
High PFAS Levels Pose Additional Risks to Pets, Owners
$1.2 billion project started in August 2018, to widen I-70 from 6 lanes to 8 lanes near Commerce City, Colorado.
The allegations against the CDPHE implicate the air permit renewal for the Suncor Energy oil refinery in Commerce City.
PFAS laden pesticides being sprayed aerially to control mosquitoes is yet another exposure to this ubiquitous forever chemical.
The EPA’s failure to regulate PFAS is causing tremendous health, environmental, and economic damage on Long Island.
Dunn Landfill in New York impacts the residents of Rensselaer with problems like truck traffic, odor, dust and leachate.
Dr. Etzel Seeks Return to Helm of Office of Children’s Health Protection
Congress needs to step up and ban all but essential uses of PFAS and hold polluters accountable. Every delay in regulation increases exposure.
Scientist Had Raised Alarms about Wildlife Disease Lab Biosecurity Breaches
PFAS is a ubiquitous chemical that is found in a range of everyday products. Here are six things you should know about “forever chemicals.”