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 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.
Toxic “Forever Chemicals” May be Accumulating in Drinking Water Aquifer
Decommissioned Reactors OK-ed for Landfills in Big Gift to Nuclear Industry
Should we be using pesticides when spraying for mosquitoes that may compromise someone’s respiratory system during a pandemic?
Teachers File Complaint Charging Unsafe Conditions in Re-Opened Schools
The EPA’s Formaldehyde Report has still not seen the light of day, despite what the EPA says.
Historic Designation for Santa Susana Lab Excuses Remediation Obligations
White House pressuring the FDA and CDC to ignore science and stick to political messaging on the COVID-19 pandemic
Agency Claims Decade-Long Formaldehyde Assessment Was Never Finished
EPA delayed and continues to delay release of its interactive PFAS map, which shows local sources of PFAS, forever chemicals linked to cancer.