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.
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Contamination Case in Closed-Door Negotiations for “Non-Regulatory” Resolution
Huge Hikes in Allowable Radioactivity in Drinking Water, Air and Soil
Less than $17,000 in Florida State Pollution Penalty Assessments Over 20 Years
State Ignored Staff Warnings of Continued Exposure Even in “Remediated” Sites
Loophole Left for Case-by-Case Okays of Label Pesticide Pitches, Plugs and Logos
Hikers, Campers, Anglers and Other Forest Visitors Worry That New Forest Service Proposal Would Lead to More Noise, Pollution and Safety Risks From Dirt Bikes and Off-Road Vehicles
Studies Modeled on Infamous CHEERS Underline Enduring Ethical Uncertainties
Audit Found Civil and Criminal Liability at Taku Gardens But No Action Taken
Wildlife Services’ Sodium Cyanide Device Killed Dog and Sickened Hunter
Loophole-Riddled Stream Protection Plan: One Step Forward, Three Steps Backward
Inspector General Asked Why “Kiddie Kollege” Law Failed Clifton High School
Corzine Administration Caves on Governor’s Signature Environmental Issue
Long Overdue Step Closes Main Pathway to Childhood Lead Poisoning in the U.S.
Petition Charges State Inaction on Toxic Dump Violates Federal Law
State Scientist Reveals DEP Cover-Up; Demand for Federal Intervention
City to Pay $100,000, Upgrade Plant and Increase Monitoring
Suppressed Report Shows Disturbing Trends