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 the novel coronavirus, 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.
Refinery explosions and dangerous chemicals threaten large populations centers.
Contaminated soil, air born pollutants and toxic building materials should have no place in our schools.
The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.
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Big Discharge Slated for Merrimack River – Water Source for Half-Million
Despite Near Misses, Agency Claims Ignorance on Hydrogen Fluoride Risks
Non-Denials and Trade Secret Claims Prompt More Testing of Carpet
Processing aids that contaminate synthetic turf with PFAS may be in other plastic goods
Last week, EPA's Inspector General slammed the agency for repeatedly looking the other way when public water systems don't inform their customers of violations that could jeopardize their health. The IG found that EPA does a poor job of oversight and of warning the...
To Stem Exponential Spread All PFAS Chains Must Be Classified Hazardous
High Hazardous Rankings Overlooked on Assumption of Quick Easy Cleanup
While carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, its mounting body count is hard to overlook.
Agency Had No Scientific Basis for Downplaying Toxic Exposure Risks
“No Surprises” Policy Aims to Avoid Embarrassing State Agencies