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
EPA Data Depict Vast Uncontrolled and Spreading Web of PFAS Waste
Recently obtained data from EPA documents what is likely only a small fraction of the generation and disposal of PFAS waste across the country.
PEER Suit Prompts EPA to Unearth Over 1,300 Industry Chem Substantial Risk Reports
Lawsuit to Excavate 1,200+ Buried Industry Chemical Hazard Reports
Auto Workers and Consumers Exposed without Any Health Warnings
State Permits Santa Susana Demolition Without Controls on Dust Plumes
The EPA is undervaluing the short term Global Warming Potential of methane gas in its most recent regulation proposal.
EPA needs good scientists who want to work in environments where they feel supported and respected, even in the face of industry pressure.
Groups Push Array of Immediate Reforms
Response Too Weak and Limited to Protect Public Health
While we have many reasons to be optimistic, the Biden Administration’s environmental actions so far are falling short.
EPA Identifies 120,000 Potential PFAS Sites in U.S. – Far More Than Ever
Limited Reporting and Growing Corporate Secrecy Blur Clearer Picture
EPA Identifies Around 120,000 Potential PFAS Sites in U.S. – Far More Than Ever
The scale of potential PFAS problems is several times larger than previously understood – more than 120,000 potential sites identified.
Groups Push for Radon Testing and Reduction Strategy After IG Findings
Second in a series of webinars that examines how risk assessments for new chemicals have been improperly altered to benefit the chemical industry.
High Levels of Forever Chemicals Infused in Protective Turnout Gear
Zero Chemicals Disapproved in Thoroughly Broken Risk Assessment Process
New and dangerous chemicals are being approved at an alarming rate by EPA.