Environmental Health Programs of the USEPA

by Eddie Neal, Analysis Group Inc, United States,
Michael W. Christensen, Analysis Group Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Highway Safety: At the Crossroads


The major programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designed to reduce risk to public health are summarized with emphasis on their content, funding and effectiveness in supporting quantifiable health risk reduction. Program activities are summarized that cover the major areas of EPA health related programs including drinking water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic chemicals, pesticides, multi-media energy and radiation. Particular attention is focused on the goals and accomplishments of the Superfund Program, a high-priority hazardous waste reduction program created under authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Contrasts between EPA's safety programs and the Highway Safety Program are made.

Subject Headings: Health hazards | Occupational safety | Water quality | Environmental issues | Traffic safety | Environmental Protection Agency | Drinking water | Chemical wastes

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