EPA Information on Chemical Exposure
Since 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked for "a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people". With over 18,000 employees, the EPA systematically develops and enforces regulations, sponsors voluntary partnerships and programs, performs environmental research, and furthers environmental education. The EPA also publishes significant information and alerts; not surprisingly, their website is a wealth of EPA information on chemical exposure.
From A to Z, the EPA information on chemical exposure covers many chemicals that you might be surprised to learn are in your environment right now. Toxins such as ammonia, benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, mercury, and unidentified chemicals are a reality in our world of technology, as the EPA information on chemical exposure shows. However, that doesn't make the marketers or users of those chemicals any less responsible when people are hurt or killed from deliberate or negligent exposure to those toxins.
Reading over the EPA information on chemical exposure, you might be reminded that children are often the ones most affected by contact with toxins. With their undeveloped immune systems, kids often succumb faster than adults to exposure to certain chemicals. Thus, the EPA information on chemical exposure can be an invaluable resource to parents and educators worried about what happens when children and toxins meet.
Along with the basic EPA information on chemical exposure data that can be found on their website, the EPA has also started TEACH, or the Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health.
TEACH has been given its own website, where the EPA information on chemical exposure is limited to 18 chemicals of public concern: 2,4 dicholorophenoxyacetic acid; arsenic; atrazine; benzene; benzo(a)pyrene (BaP); DEET; dichlorvos; formaldehyde; manganese; mercury (elemental); mercury (inorganic); mercury (methylmercury and ethylmercury); nitrates and nitrites; permethrin and resmethrin (pyrethroids); phthlalates; polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs); trichloroethylene; and vinyl chloride.
TEACH expands the EPA information on chemical exposure by providing legal professionals and general consumers with a very user-friendly and in-depth look at the toxins of most concern to today's children and their families.
If you are concerned that someone in your family, especially a child or young adult, was needlessly or deliberately exposed to one of the abovementioned chemicals (or another toxin), we encourage you to contact our office today to determine your legal rights.
We'll be able to provide you with the latest EPA information on chemical exposure, in addition to helping you decide how best to pursue monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. Call us today.