By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion question and submit your response to the topic in this Discussion Area.
Respond to the question using the lessons and vocabulary found in the readings. Support your response with examples and research. Your response should clarify your understanding of the topic. It should be your own—original and free from plagiarism. Follow APA format for the writing style, spelling and grammar, and citation of sources.
Start reviewing and responding to the postings of your peers as early in the week as possible. Respond to at least two of your peers. Participate in the discussion by analyzing each response for completeness and accuracy and by suggesting specific additions or clarifications for improving the discussion question response.
Human Health and the Environment
Gather information from the EPA website (www.epa.gov) about the United States of America Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is the federal agency responsible for the protection of human health and the environment in the United States.
In your response please address the following:
- Explain the mission statement of the EPA in your own words.
- Provide at least three examples about how the EPA works to ensure the protection of human health and the environment in the US.
- Explain how the EPA accomplishes its mission through developing and enforcing regulations.
- Use either the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act to explain the difference between a law and a regulation.