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.
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Comprehensive Testing and Precautionary Removals Sought but Denied in Malibu
Fewer Permanent and Seasonal Law Enforcement Rangers Than a Decade Ago
District Spending Tops $6 Million in Steps to Avoid Complete Cleanup
CPSC Depends on Artificial Turf Industry for Scientific and Enforcement Guidance
Highly Toxic Classrooms Still Occupied with No Abatement Date Slated
Immediate Removal of PCBs above Legal Limits and School-Wide Testing Sought
CPSC Slow-Walks Its Review of Tire Crumb Playgrounds as Children’s Products
Billings by Lawyers and Consultants Exceed What a Full Cleanup Would Cost
Delays Caused by Continual State Dithering and Ever Shifting Priorities
Mercury Contamination of Jersey Water and Wildlife Will Last after EPA Cleanup
Severe Health Risk from Most Toxic Form of PCBs in Stratospheric Concentrations
Will School Act on Independent EPA-Lab Tests with Ultra-High Illegal PCB Levels?
Declining EPA Prosecutions Reflect Low Priority for Corporate Pollution vs. Fraud
School District Threatens Fearful Children with Truancy, Teachers with Termination
Rulemaking Petition Urges EPA to Ban Surface Discharge of Fracking Fluids
Pursuit of Trivial Information Masks IG Lack of Oversight on Serious Matters
Notice to Sue Filed Against District and EPA for Toxic Substances Control Act Violations
School Officials Threaten Parents With Arrest If They Protest on First Day of School
Classroom Levels Highest in the Nation; Independent New Tests Show Need for Broader, More Aggressive Remediation Plan
Cuivre River State Park Multiple Failures May Point to Uninspected Water Towers