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
Presence of PFAS in Insecticide Magnifies Agricultural Water Pollution Risks
We need Congress and the EPA to stop the introduction of PFAS into the environment and our water sources to protect public health.
“Forever Chemicals” Potentially Spread Over Millions of Acres
The U.S. needs to catch up on pesticide regulation, through updates to laws and a political commitment to getting rid of the worst offenders
Maryland Must Set Health Standards for Toxic “Forever Chemical”
Winter snow guides in Yellowstone protest pandemic response in managed Yellowstone National Park, six guides were fired as a result.
With the White House still pushing to “reopen” at all costs, essential workers will continue to pay the highest prices in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toxic “Forever Chemicals” May be Accumulating in Drinking Water Aquifer
Decommissioned Reactors OK-ed for Landfills in Big Gift to Nuclear Industry
Should we be using pesticides when spraying for mosquitoes that may compromise someone’s respiratory system during a pandemic?
Teachers File Complaint Charging Unsafe Conditions in Re-Opened Schools
The EPA’s Formaldehyde Report has still not seen the light of day, despite what the EPA says.
Historic Designation for Santa Susana Lab Excuses Remediation Obligations
White House pressuring the FDA and CDC to ignore science and stick to political messaging on the COVID-19 pandemic
Agency Claims Decade-Long Formaldehyde Assessment Was Never Finished
EPA delayed and continues to delay release of its interactive PFAS map, which shows local sources of PFAS, forever chemicals linked to cancer.
Partying Undergrads Shun Masks and Risk Super-Spreader Events
The EPA is crippling the Environmental Appeals Board, disempowering communities and enabling polluters.
Florida Needs to Develop Monitoring Program and Safety Standards
New England PEER Director, Kyla Bennett talks to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) on the topic of PFAS.