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Frequent Questions

  1. About EPA
  2. Publications and Documents Can I link to the EPA Web site from my home page?
  3. Jobs and Internships Can non-citizens work for EPA?
  4. Small Businesses Can the EPA endorse or test my product?
  5. Publications and Documents Do you have resources to help me teach my class about the environment?
  6. About EPA - General FAQs Does EPA handle all environmental concerns?
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  1. Air
  2. Transportation and Fuels Are there potential health effects associated with diesel emissions? What is EPA doing about diesel emissions?
  3. Indoor Air Can burning candles affect the air quality in my home?
  4. Transportation and Fuels Do products - fuel economy devices or fuel additives - that claim to improve fuel economy or lower emissions really work? Some say they are EPA-certified.
  5. Indoor Air Does EPA certify air cleaning devices?
  6. Air - Misc FAQs Does the EPA have information about rainforest destruction?
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  1. Certification
  2. Do water filtration devices need to be registered?
  3. How do I obtain a new copy of my EPA 608 or 609 refrigeration (or universal) certification card if mine has been lost or stolen?
  4. What kind of training or seminars does EPA offer?
  5. What is a pesticide registration number, and where can I look up information on pesticide registration and labeling?
  6. How do I get trained and certified?
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  1. Chemicals and Toxics
  2. Mercury How are people exposed to methylmercury and what are methylmercury's health effects?
  3. Mercury How can I dispose of items that contain mercury?
  4. Mercury How do I clean up or dispose of a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb? How do CFLs work?
  5. Lead How do I get trained and certified?
  6. Mercury How do people and wildlife become exposed to mercury?
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  1. Climate Change
  2. Where can I find information on climate change and the greenhouse effect?
  3. Where can I find information on the newly proposed power plant emissions standards?
  1. Data, Methods, and Models
  2. Does the EPA prepare or maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)? Where can I find SDSs?
  3. How does EPA use Geographic Information Systems in its work? Does EPA have GIS data available online?
  4. Is there a list of EPA models?
  5. Where can I find assistance with emissions monitoring, calculations or control technology?
  6. Where can I find EPA Test Methods?
  1. Emergencies and Natural Disasters
  2. How do I report violation of environmental regulations or an environmental emergency?
  3. How should I clean up a sewage spill in or around my home?
  4. Where can I find information about EPA's Hurricane Response?
  5. Where can I find information about how to recover and reduce risks from flooding?
  6. Where can I get information on oil spills?
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  1. Greener Living
  2. At Home Are there requirements for products with"green" labels, such as biodegradable, organic, recycled, low emitting, etc.?
  3. On the Road Do products - fuel economy devices or fuel additives - that claim to improve fuel economy or lower emissions really work? Some say they are EPA-certified.
  4. In Your Community Do you have resources to help me teach my class about the environment?
  5. At Home Does the EPA regulate home heating oil tanks?
  6. In Your Community How can I establish a recycling program?
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  1. Health and Safety
  2. Health Effects of Pollutants Are there potential health effects associated with diesel emissions? What is EPA doing about diesel emissions?
  3. Health Effects of Pollutants How are people exposed to methylmercury and what are methylmercury's health effects?
  4. Health Effects of Pollutants How do I find information about pollutants and the ways that people might be exposed to them?
  5. Health Effects of Pollutants How do people and wildlife become exposed to mercury?
  6. Health Effects of Pollutants How do we know radon is a carcinogen?
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  1. Land and Cleanup
  2. Does the EPA have information about rainforest destruction?
  3. How can we get help to clean up old industrial property in our community?
  4. How should I clean up a sewage spill in or around my home?
  5. What is a Phase One assessment, and do we need one?
  6. What is hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and what is EPA doing about it?
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  1. Laws and Regulations
  2. Compliance and Enforcement Does the EPA have information about the cleanup and enforcement of methamphetamine (meth) laboratories?
  3. Laws and Regulations - General FAQs Does the EPA regulate noise?  Where are there resources about noise pollution?
  4. Compliance and Enforcement How can I find information on environmental compliance?
  5. Compliance and Enforcement How can I get help understanding EPA regulations so I can make sure that my company or business is compliant?
  6. Laws and Regulations - General FAQs How can I make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
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  1. Pesticides
  2. How can I register a biopesticide?
  3. What are the health effects of triclosan?
  4. What is a pesticide registration number, and where can I look up information on pesticide registration and labeling?
  5. What is EPA doing to ensure safe pesticide products for pets?
  6. Where can I find information on Agent Orange and Agent Orange research?
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  1. Waste
  2. Hazardous Waste How can I dispose of items that contain mercury?
  3. Garbage and Recycling How can I establish a recycling program?
  4. Hazardous Waste How do I clean up or dispose of a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb? How do CFLs work?
  5. Garbage and Recycling How do I compost?
  6. Garbage and Recycling How do I find information about the shipping or transfer of solid waste to landfills in my state?
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  1. Water
  2. Drinking Water Do water filtration devices need to be registered?
  3. Drinking Water How are people exposed to methylmercury and what are methylmercury's health effects?
  4. Drinking Water How can I find information about private well water?
  5. Surface Waters How can I find information about wetlands?
  6. Drinking Water How can I get my tap water tested?
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