Superfunds Near You

Congress enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) on December 11, 1980.  Commonly referred to as Superfund, the Act created a tax on industry that was placed into a trust fund to be used to clean up abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.  The Act also provided Federal authority to respond to Continue Reading

The Invisible Killer in Your Home: Radon

We are in a continual battle to protect our fragile alveoli every day.  Escaping into a climate controlled building can protect us from criteria air pollutants, but puts us at risk for a much more dangerous gas.  Like it’s cousin carbon monoxide, radon is also a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas.  What sets radon apart lies Continue Reading

Understanding the Alphabet Soup of US Government Agencies

Despite the importance, understanding the US government agencies related to public health challenges all that attempt it.  It turns into alphabet soup rather quickly.  Hopefully, we can shed some light on the topic, and clear up any confusion. For efficiency, the federal government partitions itself into multiple departments arranged in a hierarchy.