EPA Journal

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The Office, 1989 - Environmental policy
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Page 8 - For example, the vital energies of our bodies are derived from the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe ; they therefore existed first under the form of chemical affinities.
Page 5 - Unreasonable adverse effects on the environment. — The term "unreasonable adverse effects on the environment" means any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, taking into account the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide.
Page 1 - Agency is charged by Congress with protecting the Nation's land, air, and water resources. Under a mandate of national environmental laws, the Agency strives to formulate and implement actions leading to a compatible balance between human activities and the ability of natural systems to support and nurture life. To meet this mandate, EPA's research program is providing data and technical...
Page 51 - I MUST go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...
Page 11 - Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-toKnow Act (EPCRA) (also known as Title III...
Page 6 - EPA now routinely calculates and considers both a composite lifetime exposure for an average individual, as well as exposure values for over 20 subpopulations with potentially higher exposures including infants and children. Thus, EPA's analysis of pesticides in the diet takes into account that children and infants typically eat more food in relation to their body weight, and more of certain types of food, than the average adult. Using these exposure estimates, EPA evaluates average lifetime risk,...
Page 2 - Institute would conduct ecological research and monitor and report annually on overall environmental conditions and trends. These and other suggestions should be given careful consideration as we look for ways to focus our resources where they can have the greatest impact on reducing environmental risk. Just as important, we must find ways to share our data more effectively with the people who paid for it in the first place: the American public.
Page 25 - It is defined as the design, manufacture, and use of products in such a way as to reduce the quantity and toxicity of waste produced when the products reach the end of their useful lives.
Page 1 - ' .!' i1 existing data to help predict the effects of heat-trapping "greenhouse" gases and ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere. Within a few years, as the next generation of ultra-fast computers becomes available, these models will become more and more precise and useful in projecting future trends. On a somewhat more modest scale, EPA is developing geographic information and environmental EPA must take a strategic, "big-picture" approach to the collection and use of environmental...
Page 6 - ... approach, which allows us to account for subpopulations, is the result of improvements in the process which have been implemented over the past several years. We will continue to apply this approach systematically to the reevaluation of old chemicals during the implementation of the FIFRA '88 Amendments. EPA is also concerned about the possibility that children and infants may be more sensitive (than are adults) to the toxic effects of pesticide residues in their diets. Scientific data to resolve...

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