The Guardian

EPA imposes stricter limits on four types of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

by The Guardian | June 15, 2022
While the new levels could have significant consequences, they still represent “baby steps” in addressing the larger PFAS problem, said Tim Whitehouse, a former EPA enforcement attorney and executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “The EPA should be ...

Scientists sound alarm at US regulator’s new ‘forever chemicals’ definition

by The Guardian | April 5, 2022
Critics also stressed that there was very little data on the toxicity of some excluded chemicals, and permitting the use of PFAS with little toxicological data has led to problems. The EPA in November reported GenX, PFOA and PFOS – three widely used compounds – are much more toxic than ...

Revealed: more than 120,000 US sites feared to handle harmful PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals

by The Guardian | October 17, 2021
“The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified more than 120,000 locations around the US where people may be exposed to a class of toxic “forever chemicals” associated with various cancers and other health problems that is a frightening tally four times larger than ...

‘The harm to children is irreparable’: Ruth Etzel speaks out ahead of EPA whistleblower hearing

by The Guardian | September 12, 2021
” Paula Dinerstein, a lawyer with the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which is representing Etzel, said the EPA still has not taken action to implement the lead protection strategy, and has acknowledged the “libelous claims” against Etzel were not ...

EPA is falsifying risk assessments for dangerous chemicals, say whistleblowers

by The Guardian | August 27, 2021
““The depth of it is pretty horrifying,” said Kyla Bennett, New England director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a non-profit whose attorneys are representing the four scientists. “I don’t sleep at night knowing what I know from the whistleblowers ...