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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Ability of Affected Communities to Appeal Permits on Chopping Block
EPA Action Needed to Ban Chemical Threatening Bhopal-Like Tragedies
“Action Plan” Too Weak and Limited to Meaningfully Protect Public Health
Extensive Edits Embedded in Public Comment Page Eviscerate EPA Action Plan
The proposed FY 2020 budget cuts $8.124 million (8%) from the drinking water program.
Study to look at relationship between PFAS exposure and select health outcomes
Nowhere are the consequences of the Trump Administration’s purge of scientists and the stacking of government positions with industry lobbyist more apparent than in its handling of calls to regulate PFAS chemicals- or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Navy Won’t Reveal Radiation Standards for “Free Release” of Contaminated Tracts
EPA Not Stemming Massive Introductions of “Short-Chain” PFAS Chemicals
“Forever Chemical” Buildup in Food Chain Affects Game and Fish in Toxic Hotspots