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.
In response to Covid-10 global pandemic, 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.
Human health risks from toxic chemicals and known carcinogens found in synthetic sports fields and playgrounds made from shredded tires remain largely unstudied
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.
Contaminated soil, air born 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
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Evidence of Agency Effectiveness in Combatting Rising Antibiotic Immunity Sought
Proposed NOAA Cuts Would Reduce Ranks of U.S. Cities Prepared for Tsunamis
State Dissembles on Findings That 7 Air Toxics Are “Above the Health Benchmark”
New Jersey Puts Private Consultants in Public Health Driver’s Seat
New Study Finds Bottom-of-Barrel Flowback Fluids Much More Contaminated
U.S. EPA Will Not Release Hazardous Ratings for Pompton Lakes and Other Sites
ExxonMobil Seeks to Block Collection of $100 Million Restoration Fund
Pending Legal Action to Resurrect EPA Ombudsman Function Shuttered in 2002
Irresponsible EPA Corrosive Dust Standards Uncorrected a Decade after WTC
Scientists Told Agency Does Not Want Safety Concerns Raised about Coal Ash
Spreading and Uncontrolled Contamination in Hundreds of Pompton Lakes Homes
Rising Threat to Human Health and Environment Yet No More Effective than Soap
Inspector General Excoriates EPA for Blocking Risk Assessments and Screening
New Jersey Tenure Marked by Stifling Health Warnings on Deadly Substance
Election Eve Hearing Signals Desire to Rush Relaxed Contractor Standards
Inspector General: Staff & Inmates “Needlessly” Exposed to Excessive Heavy Metals
FDA Voluntary “Judicious Use” Plan Too Weak and Narrow to Abate Risks
Tougher Pollution Controls Multiply Toxic Potency of Coal Combustion Wastes
Legal Petition Demands FDA Move Beyond Sensory Test to Look at Chemicals
Lead Poisoning Kills Millions of Wild Birds and Poses Human Health Risk