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 dangers of artificial turf such as toxic chemicals and carcinogens, including PFAS, are well documented.
The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.
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NEWS FROM PEER
EPA Declines to Avert Mass-Casualty Refinery Accidents
Despite Near Misses, Agency Claims Ignorance on Hydrogen Fluoride Risks
Industry in a Dither about PFAS in Synthetic Turf
Non-Denials and Trade Secret Claims Prompt More Testing of Carpet
Toxic Forever Chemicals Infest Artificial Turf
Processing aids that contaminate synthetic turf with PFAS may be in other plastic goods
PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water
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...
Forever Chemical Requires Cradle-to-Grave Approach
To Stem Exponential Spread All PFAS Chains Must Be Classified Hazardous
NHTSA Snuffs Carbon Monoxide Safeguards
While carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, its mounting body count is hard to overlook.
EPA Fumbles Artificial Turf Science
Agency Had No Scientific Basis for Downplaying Toxic Exposure Risks
EPA Drops Surprise Inspections
“No Surprises” Policy Aims to Avoid Embarrassing State Agencies
EPA Plans To Skew Permit Appeals To Aid Polluters
Ability of Affected Communities to Appeal Permits on Chopping Block
Refinery Fires Needlessly Risk Mass Casualty Events
EPA Action Needed to Ban Chemical Threatening Bhopal-Like Tragedies
EPA Response To “Forever Chemical” Crisis A Total Dud
“Action Plan” Too Weak and Limited to Meaningfully Protect Public Health
Trump’s Rapidly Shriveling PFAs Response
Extensive Edits Embedded in Public Comment Page Eviscerate EPA Action Plan
Trump Administration’s Budget Would Impair Safe Drinking Water
The proposed FY 2020 budget cuts $8.124 million (8%) from the drinking water program.
CDC Punts on Studying PFAS Cancer Risks
Study to look at relationship between PFAS exposure and select health outcomes
PEERMail: PFAS Action is Inaction
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.
Treasure Island Cleanup Bathed in Fog
Navy Won’t Reveal Radiation Standards for “Free Release” of Contaminated Tracts
PFAS Use in U.S. Skyrockets
EPA Not Stemming Massive Introductions of “Short-Chain” PFAS Chemicals
Massachusetts Needs a PFAS Public Health Advisory for Game
“Forever Chemical” Buildup in Food Chain Affects Game and Fish in Toxic Hotspots
Navy Won’t Surrender Hunters Point Plans Without a Fight
Lawsuit Seeks Navy Next Steps to Remedy Tetra-Tech Radiation Falsifications
Navy Buries Forever Chemical Contamination in Socal
Lawsuit Seeks Data on PFAS Plumes Under Closed El Toro and Tustin Air Stations