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.

Covid-19 Pandemic

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.

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.

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.

Sick Schools

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

Coal Combustion Waste

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

NEWS FROM PEER

PFAS in Colorado: Fact Sheet

PFAS are a man-made chemical that are used in the manufacture of consumer goods including cookware, flame-retardants, waterproofing, furniture and take out containers.

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PEERMail: Losing Our Voices

The Federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic is largely lead by non-scientists in the Offices of Public Affairs with public health officials used as props

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Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

The still-unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to the visiting public and their own employees. How can national parks dedicated to attracting crowds operate in a new era of social distancing?

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BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

Buried deep in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill, was a change in the tax code that “could result in $170 billion in tax breaks for real estate investors.”

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BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

While he has been the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell has led efforts to cut $1.6 trillion in critical funding for CDC and NIH research. And now, as our public health services are begging for resources to save lives from the pandemic, Americans are living the policy result of Sen. McConnell’s efforts.

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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 urging the department to “suspend major policy changes, changes to regulations, oil and gas lease sales and public comment periods.”

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