The Environmental Protection
Agency is a United States government institution that aids in protecting and
preserving the natural balance of environmental processes. They have put out
numerous regulations, covering everything from the quality of our air and water
to the management of waste to the legality of procedures enacted by mining and
manufacturing companies. It’s very broad and very diverse, but all regulations
are in place for the sole purpose of environmental preservation.
This includes laws surrounding
the regulation of potentially toxic substances. Whether naturally occurring or
man-made, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors the
proper management and disposal of these substances. Below is a list containing
some of the primary offenders.
- Hazardous waste. This category
includes things such as laboratory waste, pharmaceutical waste, used oil, and
even household waste. You might not think much about it, but some of the most
common household products can actually be very damaging to the environment if
not properly cared for. Some examples include drain cleaner, glass and window
cleaner, and even mothballs. Do your part and consider seeking products that
advertise themselves as environmentally friendly.
- Asbestos & lead. The United States
government has issued many regulations surrounding the use of lead in products,
including paint, toys, and jewelry. Without proper care, it could end up in the
air, in the soil, or even in our drinking water. In a similar vein, asbestos
can often be found in older homes and buildings. The government has put an end
to the sale of asbestos-based products and issued regulations protecting
children and workers who may have been exposed.
- Pesticides. Insecticide, rodenticide,
and even fungicide may pose a threat to the environment and the health of the
people who come in contact with it. The potential for it to end up airborne or
in our food or water led to the regulation of pesticides in 1996.
- Mining. When done improperly, mining
can have some of the most disastrous effects on the environment. Not only are
you cutting into the earth with controlled explosions and potentially hazardous
chemicals, but the dust can easily become airborne or be spread by mining
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