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Agencies, like the FDA, EPA, OSHA and at least 50 others, are called "regulatory" or “governing” agencies, because they are empowered to create and enforce rules -- regulations -- that carry the full force of a law. Individuals, businesses, private and public organizations can be fined, sanctioned, forced to close, and even jailed for violating federal regulations.
protecting the public health by assuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary and properly labeled; human and veterinary drugs, and vaccines and other biological products and medical devices intended for human use are safe and effective
protecting the public from electronic product radiation
assuring cosmetics and dietary supplements are safe and properly label
regulating tobacco products
advancing the public health by helping to speed product innovations
helping the public get the accurate science-based information they need to use medicines, devices, and foods to improve their health
The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services
The CDC mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats
The NIH mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and then apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability
Congress created OSHA to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance
OSHA standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards in construction, maritime operations, and general Industry, which is the set that applies to most worksites
OSHA requires employers to monitor hazards and keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses
Air – an important component of EPA’s mission is to protect and improve air quality in order to avoid or mitigate the consequences of air pollution’s harmful effects. Air pollution can adversely affect critical functions of the atmosphere in many ways.
Climate – climate change is a problem that is affecting people and the environment. Climate change refers to any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). Greater energy efficiency and new technologies hold promise for reducing greenhouse gases and solving this global challenge
Emergencies – EPA has resources for you to be prepared for and respond to both natural disasters and hazardous substance spills.
Green Living – our actions impact the environment. Today we realize that each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. We all need to take ownership of environmental protection. EPA has tools to help you learn and understand the issues and help you reduce your environmental footprint.
Land and Cleanup – land is the source of many natural and renewable resources. It also supports residential, industrial, commercial, transportation, and other uses. Land and the ecosystems that it is a part of, provides services such as trapping chemicals as they move through soil, storing and breaking down chemicals and wastes, and filtering and storing water.
Pesticides, Toxins, and Chemicals – EPA’s mission is to protect you, your family, and the environment from potential risks from pesticides and toxic chemicals. Through innovative partnerships and collaboration, they also work to prevent pollution before it begins. This reduces waste, saves energy and natural resources, and leaves our homes, schools and workplaces cleaner and safer.
Waste – nearly everything we do leaves behind some kind of waste. Households create ordinary garbage, while industrial and manufacturing processes create solid and hazardous wastes.
Water – water is essential for life and plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the Earth’s ecosystems. Water pollution has a serious impact on all living creatures, and can negatively affect the use of water for drinking, household needs, recreation, fishing, transportation and commerce.