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 Covid-10 global pandemic, 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.
The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.
Contaminated soil, air born 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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No Public Review of New Guidance to Industry Consultants on Toxic Cleanups
Review of Evacuation and Health Warnings Confusion, Role of Corporate Consultant
No Buffer Zone or Other Effort to Minimize Pesticide Discharge into Water Bodies
Synthetic Turf Temps as High as 200 Degrees Pose Particular Peril to Children
Coal ash and other coal combustion wastes are one of the largest waste streams in the United States. Re-use of coal ash has, with active support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turned into a multi-billion dollar business that provides a huge subsidy to...
CPSC Ruling on Artificial Play-Areas as Children’s Products Sought
Evidence of Agency Effectiveness in Combatting Rising Antibiotic Immunity Sought
Proposed NOAA Cuts Would Reduce Ranks of U.S. Cities Prepared for Tsunamis
State Dissembles on Findings That 7 Air Toxics Are “Above the Health Benchmark”
New Jersey Puts Private Consultants in Public Health Driver’s Seat
New Study Finds Bottom-of-Barrel Flowback Fluids Much More Contaminated
U.S. EPA Will Not Release Hazardous Ratings for Pompton Lakes and Other Sites
ExxonMobil Seeks to Block Collection of $100 Million Restoration Fund
Pending Legal Action to Resurrect EPA Ombudsman Function Shuttered in 2002
Irresponsible EPA Corrosive Dust Standards Uncorrected a Decade after WTC
Scientists Told Agency Does Not Want Safety Concerns Raised about Coal Ash
Spreading and Uncontrolled Contamination in Hundreds of Pompton Lakes Homes
Rising Threat to Human Health and Environment Yet No More Effective than Soap
Inspector General Excoriates EPA for Blocking Risk Assessments and Screening
New Jersey Tenure Marked by Stifling Health Warnings on Deadly Substance