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
We cannot afford to wait for EPA to finally become a 21st century regulator of harmful chemicals that find our way into food, water, and air.
Downgrade of Fumigant Cancer-Potential Due to Pervasive Misconduct
Jonathan Lundgren was a top-rated USDA research scientist until he started revealing the environmental harms of the neonicotinoid insecticides and other favorite products of the pesticide industry.
Biosafety Breaches Risk Zoonotic Outbreaks and Hinder COVID Research
Biden Executive Order on COVID-19 protocols on federal property puts the National Park Service under a direct presidential order to do something it’s resisted for years – manage overcrowding.
Biden’s executive orders are the first steps to a rapid transition from fossil fuels and increased protections for our communities, public lands and oceans.
By returning to its public health roots, the EPA can begin to restore the public’s trust in its ability to protect both public health and the environment.
Regulatory Loopholes Allow Massive Spread of Toxic “Forever Chemicals”
The strength of pollution regulation in the U.S. relies on enforcement, and the agency in charge is falling down on the job.
The new rule is an attempt to restrict EPA’s ability to rely on science when taking regulatory actions or making science-based decisions.
Final Rule Perpetuates Risk to Minority Communities
Recommendations to Congress and the EPA to protect the environment and public health from the dangers of pesticides.
Rebekah Jones exposed wrongdoing and abuse of power in Florida during the COVID pandemic to save lives and make government more accountable.
Presence of PFAS in Insecticide Magnifies Agricultural Water Pollution Risks
We need Congress and the EPA to stop the introduction of PFAS into the environment and our water sources to protect public health.
“Forever Chemicals” Potentially Spread Over Millions of Acres
The U.S. needs to catch up on pesticide regulation, through updates to laws and a political commitment to getting rid of the worst offenders
Maryland Must Set Health Standards for Toxic “Forever Chemical”
Winter snow guides in Yellowstone protest pandemic response in managed Yellowstone National Park, six guides were fired as a result.
With the White House still pushing to “reopen” at all costs, essential workers will continue to pay the highest prices in the COVID-19 pandemic.