Discussion 7 – hazards and hazardous wastes that threaten the environment and human life.

State of the Environment
  1. Describe the various types of hazards and hazardous wastes that threaten the environment and human life.
  2. How can individuals and communities slow or stop environmental degradation and risk to health through environmental stewardship and behaviors?
  3. What is the role of the federal, state and local health departments in maintaining environmental health safety and enforcing environmental laws?

Resources:

EPA (2017). Mission. https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/our-mission-and-what-we-do

EPA (2017). Clean Water Act. https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-water-act

EPA (2017). Clear Air Act. https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/summary-clean-air-act

EPA (2017). Hazardous Waste programs. https://www.epa.gov/hwgenerators/links-hazardous-waste-programs-and-us-state-environmental-agencies

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