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
Groups Call on EPA to Ban Plastic Fluorination that Creates PFAS
EPA Must Release Withheld Health and Safety Studies
Off-the-Charts PFAS in Maryland Biosolid Fertilizers
Call for Montgomery County Ban on Biosolids to Stem Water Contamination
PEERMail | We Are Suing to Prevent Further PFAS Contamination
Handling or using fluorinated containers could be a significant pathway for unsafe human exposure to PFOA and other PFAS.
COMMENTARY | The Hidden Dangers of Biosolids
Biosolids are often marketed as “all-natural” but we don’t think about the pollutants that are transferred to produce from the fertilizers.
Substantial PFAS Contamination Found in Pesticides in Colorado
Threat to Food Chain Justifies Colorado Ban of All Pesticides Containing PFAS
Colorado Balks at EPA Ozone Reducing Recommendations
State Resists Reforms Identified by Whistleblowers and Confirmed by EPA
COMMENTARY | EPA Continues to Exempt the Most Widespread Bee- and Bird-Killing Insecticides
EPA continues to fail to regulate bee and bird killing pesticides, particularly those used to coat crop seeds.
Los Angeles’ Artificial Turf Plan Misguided
PFAS Found in Turf Dangerous for Children
Fumigant Decision Shows EPA Science at Its Worst
EPA Doubles Down on Mistakes Despite Whistleblower and IG Critiques
Boeing’s Weak Santa Susana Cleanup Triggers Lawsuit
Sweetheart Deal Negotiated Behind Closed Doors Violates CEQA Mandates
COMMENTARY | U.S. Geological Survey Labs Must Cure Culture of Reprisal
Third party review will help prevent future scientific scandals at the U.S. Geological Survey by providing a safe channel for USGS scientists to report problems without fear of reprisal.
EPA Says Hunters Point Will Never Be Fully Cleaned
EPA Plans to Ignore Prop P Mandate and Its Own Superfund Standards
Substantial PFAS Contamination Found in Pesticides
Threat to Food Chain Justifies Ban of All Pesticides Containing PFAS
USGS Inches Toward Accreditation of Wildlife Disease Lab
Independent Review to Prevent Biosafety and Animal Welfare Breakdowns
Food Supply Chain Imperiled by PFAS-Laden Barrels
EPA Confirms PFAS in Fluorinated Containers Leach into Contents
COMMENTARY | The Worst Kind of Backroom Deal
It is time to work to stop the Manchin-Schumer side deal to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
EPA’s Belated PFAS Pesticide Ingredient Ban Does Little
Banning a Dozen Inert Ingredients Does Not Stem PFAS Agricultural Spread
STATEMENT | EPA’s PFOA and PFOS Hazardous Substances Designation Under CERCLA Proposal
Today’s actions by the EPA do nothing to stem the tide of future Superfund sites caused by toxic PFAS contamination
Testing Reveals High Levels of PFAS in Tennessee Fertilizer
Music City Gold is a home fertilizer made with Nashville sewage waste
COMMENTARY | PFAS Contamination Study Yields Frightening Results
Environmental contamination of PFAS has exceeded a new planetary boundary or environmental limits within which humans can survive.