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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The EPA is crippling the Environmental Appeals Board, disempowering communities and enabling polluters.
Florida Needs to Develop Monitoring Program and Safety Standards
New England PEER Director, Kyla Bennett talks to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) on the topic of PFAS.
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