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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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
Navy Refused to Review Tetra Tech Work Despite Extensive Hunters Point Fraud
BLM Alaska Downsizing Reduces Both Staff and Oil Company Reimbursements
Lawsuit Induced Wheeler to Make a New Records Policy and Transparency Vow
Humans and Wildlife at Risk by End of Critical Monitoring and Pollution Testing
EPA Guidance Says Surveillance Technology Supplants Need for Physical Barriers
Students and Teachers Would Remain in Unsafe Classrooms Until 2024 Demolition
PEER may have helped avert an existential threat to the planet. This time the source was not Donald Trump but something possibly even worse – Silicon Valley greed.
Mercury Satellite Thruster Propellant Threatens Eco-Catastrophe Back on Earth
Clewiston Phosphorus and Other Pollution Violations Go Unpunished and Unabated
Retired EPA Experts Discuss Lack of Early Warning System to Avert Lead Drinking Water Tragedies
Agency Still Lacks Early Warning System to Avert Lead Drinking Water Tragedies
Furious Industry Lobbying Has Kept Significant Public Health Report Under Wraps