Monday, December 28, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, our trusted link for December, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency established in 1970 by President Richard Nixon. To insure a cleaner, healthier environment, the EPA performs research, monitors the water, air, products, and land across the U.S. It sets safety standards, writes regulations, and works with the states to enforce them. 

Its accomplishments include

More than half the EPA employees are engineers, scientists and environmental protection specialists. The sectors they research for environmental and health impact include agriculture, forestry, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and utilities for water, sewage, and electricity. Resources they provide to the public include

Their basic research programs include

Over a dozen Hotlines are available for reporting and inquiring about issues including asbestos, drinking water, oil pollution, pesticides, and toxic substances. 

In addition to subscribing to their news releases, you can follow their work on

Visit the Interactive Mold House for safety tips

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