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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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
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
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
Lawsuit Seeks Navy Next Steps to Remedy Tetra-Tech Radiation Falsifications
Lawsuit Seeks Data on PFAS Plumes Under Closed El Toro and Tustin Air Stations
Army to Give Both Immediate Relief and Long-Term Treatment for Hard-Hit Town
Bay State’s Widespread and Severe PFAS Levels Are Test for New EPA Action Plan