Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970 and was established in response to growing public concern about: unhealthy air, polluted rivers and groundwater, unsafe drinking water, endangered species, and hazardous waste disposal.

The agency's mission is to "protect public health and to safeguard the natural environment—air, water, and land—upon which human life depends." Its areas of responsibility include control of air pollution and water pollution, solid waste management, protection of the drinking water supply, and pesticide regulation. The EPA is aware that

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Not all air pollution occurs outdoors. In fact, indoor air is often even more polluted than the air outside homes and workplaces. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Many of these indoor air quality hazards are attributable to VOCs, such as TCE and other organic solvents.

nanotechnology is a revolutionary science and engineering approach that has the potential to have major consequences—positive and negative—on the environment.

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