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.
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for industry.
Human health risks from toxic chemicals and known carcinogens found in synthetic sports fields and playgrounds made from shredded tires remain largely unstudied.
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.
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.
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.
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NEWS FROM PEER
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Still Using Decades-Old Assessments Lacking Analysis of Known Human Impacts
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Newer Studies on Risks, Especially for Children, Absent from Official Assessments
No Public Review of New Guidance to Industry Consultants on Toxic Cleanups
Review of Evacuation and Health Warnings Confusion, Role of Corporate Consultant
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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...