Public Health

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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Groups Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS Waste

Absence of any federal standards for tracking and managing wastes contaminated with toxic polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) poses a major and growing threat to our health, water, and soil.

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BLOG: Dark Waters and the Threat of PFAS Chemicals

We aren’t usually in the movie promotion business, but we did want to tell you about the movie Dark Waters and how it relates to our work at PEER. Dark Waters is a recently released movie based on a true story about a lawyer and a community who fought DuPont chemical...

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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...

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