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.
NEWS FROM PEER
Threat to Food Chain Justifies Ban of All Pesticides Containing PFAS
Independent Review to Prevent Biosafety and Animal Welfare Breakdowns
EPA Confirms PFAS in Fluorinated Containers Leach into Contents
It is time to work to stop the Manchin-Schumer side deal to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
Banning a Dozen Inert Ingredients Does Not Stem PFAS Agricultural Spread
Today’s actions by the EPA do nothing to stem the tide of future Superfund sites caused by toxic PFAS contamination
Music City Gold is a home fertilizer made with Nashville sewage waste
Environmental contamination of PFAS has exceeded a new planetary boundary or environmental limits within which humans can survive.
First 2 Overflight Limits OKed; 20 Behind Schedule, Most Lack Eco-Reviews
New Advisories Ignore Precursors That Transform into Most Toxic Fluorinated Chemicals
Nonregulatory Health Advisories on Just Four of Thousands of PFAS
Documents Show EPA Has No Consistent Definition of PFAS
Water Board Hearing on Santa Susana Cleanup Axed as Localities Protest
Water Board Chair Replaced by Former Boeing Consultant Before Hearing
A new Mexico Dairy farmer who lost his entire herd to PFAS contamination is yet another tragic example of the EPA’s lack of action on PFAS regulation.
Four policy steps to reduce zoonotic disease risks and prevent future pandemics that stem from human interaction with wildlife.
On May 11, 2022, the Colorado Legislature tackled the PFAS contamination crisis by passing one of the most comprehensive state bills restricting PFAS.
Whistleblowers Decry Inaction & Reprisal on Wildlife Disease Lab Breaches
As thousands of communities throughout the country find their water and food contaminated on with PFAS, the pressure is on EPA to act.
EPA’s Definition Misses Many Toxic and Persistent Chemicals