Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
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GLRPPR Contacts: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Pollution Prevention Division (OPPT)
US EPA, Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Telephone: 202-260-3480
www.epa.gov/opptsmnt/
oppts.homepage@epa.gov

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  • EPA’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS) plays an important role in protecting public health and the environment from potential risk from toxic chemicals for now and for generations to come. We promote pollution prevention and the public’s right to know about chemical risks. We evaluate pesticides and chemicals to safeguard all Americans, including children and other vulnerable members of the population, as well as our most threatened species and ecosystems from environmental harm. Dealing with emerging issues like endocrine disruptors and lead poisoning prevention are top priorities.

    The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic Substances (OPPT) promotes the use of safer chemicals, processes, and technologies; promotes life-cycle management of environmental problems such as asbestos; advances pollution prevention through voluntary action by industry; and promotes the public’s right to know. Through the Chemical Right-to-Know program, for example, OPPT is working voluntarily with industry and others to make basic hazard data available to the public on over 2,000 chemicals used in high volume in the United States, and to identify and evaluate chemicals of particular concern to children's health.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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