It’s the Environmental Protection Agency’s job to safeguard public health and the environment. This includes assessing the risks of chemicals—some of which are toxic—in water, land, and air.
Yet problems have kept the EPA’s work on our High Risk List. We recently looked at programs in Canada, Australia, and the World Health Organization to learn how they assess chemicals. Listen to Alfredo Gomez, a director in our Natural Resources and Environment team, discuss our recent review: