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 Routinely Ignores Chemical Risk Calculations
Workers imperiled by failures to flag serious known hazards.
EPA Flunks PFAS Chemistry Test
New Advisories Ignore Precursors That Transform into Most Toxic Fluorinated Chemicals
EPA Takes First Baby Steps on PFAS
Nonregulatory Health Advisories on Just Four of Thousands of PFAS
Gaping Hole in Biden PFAS Strategy
Documents Show EPA Has No Consistent Definition of PFAS
Opposition Mounts to Newsom-Boeing Sweetheart Deal
Water Board Hearing on Santa Susana Cleanup Axed as Localities Protest
Newsom Muscling Boeing Sweetheart Deal Through
Water Board Chair Replaced by Former Boeing Consultant Before Hearing
COMMENTARY | New Mexico Dairy Farmers’ Toxic Fight
A new Mexico Dairy farmer who lost his entire herd to PFAS contamination is yet another tragic example of the EPA’s lack of action on PFAS regulation.
COMMENTARY | Preventing Future Zoonotic Pandemics
Four policy steps to reduce zoonotic disease risks and prevent future pandemics that stem from human interaction with wildlife.
COMMENTARY | Colorado PFAS Prevention Act Passes
On May 11, 2022, the Colorado Legislature tackled the PFAS contamination crisis by passing one of the most comprehensive state bills restricting PFAS.
USGS Nominee Carries Heavy Bio-Safety Baggage
Whistleblowers Decry Inaction & Reprisal on Wildlife Disease Lab Breaches
PEERMail | Getting a Grip on Toxic Chemicals
As thousands of communities throughout the country find their water and food contaminated on with PFAS, the pressure is on EPA to act.
EPA Sued Over Failure to Explain Its Narrow PFAS Definition
EPA’s Definition Misses Many Toxic and Persistent Chemicals
Denver Superfund Site May Be Leaching Toxic PFAS
Groups Seek State Testing and Monitoring at Lowry Landfill Superfund Site
Forever Chemicals: Understanding and Mitigating Impacts of PFAS
Boston Globe climate reporter Sabrina Shankman moderates a discussion with PEER’s Kyla Bennett, scientists and town members about PFAS impacts and solutions.
More Toxic Runoff From Santa Susana Field Lab
Latest Monitoring Report Underlines Need for Stricter Contamination Curbs
Lack of Scientists Dooms EPA Chemical Reviews
Crippling Staff Shortage in Chemical Safety Work Continues in 2022 Budget
COMMENTARY | EPA Sets Low Bar on Chemical Safety – And Trips Over It
EPA staff are under pressure, and often retaliated against, to remove chemical hazard information and to keep quiet about it.
“Garden Pathway” Needed for Toxic Cleanups
Safe Fruit & Vegetable Cultivation Should Be EPA Remediation Yardstick
COMMENTARY | EPA Releases PFAS Contamination Information
After PEER FOIAs and a lawsuit, EPA releases a trove of information on PFAS contamination throughout the United States. Find out more here.
False Artificial Turf Recycling Claims Ripped
FTC Enforcement Urged to End Deceptive Turf Industry Greenwashing