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Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollutionpollution,
contamination of the environment as a result of human activities. The term pollution refers primarily to the fouling of air, water, and land by wastes (see air pollution; water pollution; solid waste).
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, noise pollutionnoise pollution,
human-created noise harmful to health or welfare. Transportation vehicles are the worst offenders, with aircraft, railroad stock, trucks, buses, automobiles, and motorcycles all producing excessive noise. Construction equipment, e.g.
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, and radiationradiation
, term applied to the emission and transmission of energy through space or through a material medium and also to the radiated energy itself. In its widest sense the term includes electromagnetic, acoustic, and particle radiation, and all forms of ionizing radiation.
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 and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of toxic substances. The EPA engages in research, monitoring, and the setting and enforcement of national standards. It administers the Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, popularly called "Superfund," an act aimed at restoring toxic waste sites by making the responsible parties finance their cleanup. It also issues statements on the impact of operations of other federal agencies that are detrimental to environmental quality, and it supports the antipollution activities of states, municipalities, and public and private groups.
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Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA)
Established in 1970 to consolidate the U.S. federal government’s environmental regulatory activities under the jurisdiction of a single agency, the mission of the EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment. The EPA ensures that federal environmental laws are enforced fairly and effectively.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Address:1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Ariel Rios Bldg
Washington, DC 20460

Phone:202-564-4700
Web: www.epa.gov
Established: 1970. Description:EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends. Provides leadership in environmental science, research, education and assessment. Works with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA also works with industries in voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A governmental agency whose mission is to protect the natural environment by enacting and enforcing regulations concerning conditions that could otherwise adversely affect public health, such as the release of pollutants.
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Examples of these EPA registered products include dual or synergized quaternary ammonium compounds, some phenolics, some iodophors, and citric acid.
Glutaraldehydes are EPA registered as steriliant/disinfectant chemicals, effective at penetrating blood and bioburden.
Synthetic phenolic compounds are EPA registered disinfectants with broad-spectrum disinfecting action including a tuberculocidal kill claim.
Unlike conventional preservatives that are EPA registered, the majority of more "natural" alternatives, such as organic acids, essential oils, and plant extracts are not EPA registered and may lack safety, toxicological, microbicidal efficacy and environmental data.
COMMON PRESERVATIVES Hare are commonly-used EPA registered preservatives (biocides) for household products, listed by class.* Classification Preservative Active Ingredients (4) CAS-No.
The elettes are EPA registered, and are saturated with isopropanol disinfectant formula.
of FDA and EPA registered production environment -equipped with an onsite R&D micro lab.
* Lonza Inc., a leader in EPA registered microbial control solutions, has five EPA-approved surfactants that are now listed on www.cleangredients.org.
of FDA and EPA registered production capacity, equipped with highly-specialized machines and an on-site R&D micro lab.
DuraBan's EPA registered formula is based on surface-modifying technology that forms antimicrobial chemical crosslinks with the treated surface, creating a non-leaching and durable sword-like microbial barrier.
Applications: EPA registered hard surface disinfectant