Pete Myers

Reflecting on two decades of progress in environmental health and science communication

Founder Pete Myers on breaking down outdated scientific paradigms to better protect public health.

Editor's note: This essay originally published San Francisco Marin Medicine journal.

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Earth Day 2022: Amidst the crises, don’t forget the beauty

I spend most of my time focused on bad news.

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New Science: European regulators push for better safety standards

The scientific panel of Europe's food safety regulator called for a new, harder look at chemical safety standards – and in doing so, took a swipe at U.S. efforts to keep the status quo.

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Pete Myers: We saw this coming

Pete Myers: We saw this coming

Woke up this morning and lay in bed for an hour reading the press on the new IPCC report. As if we didn't know this was coming #*&#%%!!

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Pete Myers: Toward deep structural reform of pesticides

Editor's note: This is an edited excerpt from the foreword to the new book Herbicides: Chemistry, Efficacy, Toxicology and Environmental Impacts.

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Pete Myers: Our failure on fertility

Your hormones have been hijacked.

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Op-ed: European food regulators are pushing outdated science

Op-ed: European food regulators are pushing outdated science

Europe's food safety regulators have an opportunity to bring a cleaner, safer future to the health of 450 million people, but that effort is being thwarted by a too-cozy relationship with the global chemical industry.

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Confronting the chemicals that are worsening COVID-19

What affects how likely you are to die from the novel coronavirus?

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Revealed: Nearly 100 potential PFAS-polluted sites in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia from fracking waste

A new map reveals at least 97 new locations that could have been contaminated by the industry’s use of “forever chemicals”

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Obesogens: Chemicals that cause weight gain

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Op-ed: Why academic journals need to embrace youth

We’re tired of hearing leaders say we need creative solutions to climate issues, and then ignoring the creative solutions youth present.

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Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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Op-ed: Arming doctors with knowledge about PFAS pollution

A new course and report on PFAS-related health effects can empower patients, promote life-saving screening and help tackle the continued devastating health effects of PFAS chemicals.