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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.

The EPA is failing to protect the public from the health risks of this new class of chemicals.

The dangers of artificial turf such as toxic chemicals and carcinogens, including PFAS, are well documented.

Clean-ups of Superfund and other toxic sites are often mishandled by the EPA and state governments

The EPA is failing to protect the public from the health risks of this new class of chemicals.

The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.

Pesticides threaten public health as well as bees and other pollinators which sustain flowering plants and our food supply

Contaminated soil, air borne pollutants and toxic building materials should have no place in our schools.

Preventing the next pandemic by understanding the threat of zoonotic diseases and protecting public health experts from political influence and pressure. 

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NEWS FROM PEER

PEERMail | Losing Our Voices

The Federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic is largely lead by non-scientists in the Offices of Public Affairs with public health officials used as props

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Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

The still-unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to the visiting public and their own employees. How can national parks dedicated to attracting crowds operate in a new era of social distancing?

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BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

Buried deep in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill, was a change in the tax code that “could result in $170 billion in tax breaks for real estate investors.”

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BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

While he has been the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell has led efforts to cut $1.6 trillion in critical funding for CDC and NIH research. And now, as our public health services are begging for resources to save lives from the pandemic, Americans are living the policy result of Sen. McConnell’s efforts.

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PEER Letter to Suspend Action During Coronavirus Crisis

A coalition of more than 90 conservation groups issued a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging the department to “suspend major policy changes, changes to regulations, oil and gas lease sales and public comment periods.”

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ALERT: Pandemic Perspective

As the novel coronavirus spreads across the country, many people have asked how we plan to continue to our work. The global impact of the coronavirus is bringing dramatic changes to how we live, many of which we have already begun to feel around the nation.

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