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There is a National Toxicology Program
National Toxicology Program. Federal activity overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services with resources from National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Center for Disease Control. Its goals are to develop tests useful for public health regulations of toxic chemicals, to develop toxicological profiles of materials, to foster testing of materials, and to communicate the results for use by others.(NTP Information Office, MD B2-04, Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709).
Chicago Lawyers specializing in Environmental Law focus on
litigation concerning environmental issues such as air pollution,
water contamination, chemical and nuclear waste, oil spills, and
other related matters.
Air Quality Standards, 1998
Percentage of persons living in counties not meeting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards
Source: Aerometric Information Retrieval System, U.S. Environmental protection Agency.
The US government passed the National Environment Protection Act
(NEPA) in 1970 to help protect the environment from public and private
actions such as corporate pollution or excessive logging. The Environmental
Quality Improvement Act as well as the Environmental Education Act
and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are other measures
taken by the federal government to ensure protection of the environment,
and the quality of water and air.
Chicago Verdicts and Settlements
Illinois woman receives $11.5 million for injury sustained in car crash
Salonica Prado, age 17, sustained permanent brain damage when the car in which she was a passenger, that was being chased by Evanston, Illinois police officers in an unmarked car, crashed into a commercial building.
Common case types Chicago Environmental Lawyers face on a
daily basis include:
State of the Earth's Ecosystems
Audio, RM, 44 kbps, 5:58, 4/22/2005
More than 1,300 hundred scientists have contributed to a new United Nations' report on the state of the world's ecosystems. We look at this "report card" for Earth. And we'll hear about a second U.N. report that recommends immediate steps we should take to protect our environment and encourage sustainable economic development. Source: National Public Radio
The highest (maximum) level of a contaminant allowed to go uncorrected by a public water system under federal or state regulations. Depending on the contaminant, allowable levels might be calculated as an average over time, or might be based on individual test results.
A record of people exposed to a specific substance (such as a heavy metal), or having a specific health condition (such as cancer or a communicable disease). New York State maintains several health registries.
A type of wetland that does not accumulate appreciable peat deposits and is dominated by herbaceous vegetation.Marshes may be either fresh or saltwater and tidal or non-tidal.(See: wetlands).
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