Protecting human health
Find out how EPA protects human health from pollution and waste.
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The state of the environment can affect human health. EPA works to protect the environment and human health from pollution and waste.
To protect human health, EPA:
EPA aims to ensure clean air, healthy water, safe land and minimal disturbance from noise and odour.
EPA also responds to public health concerns about environmental issues. These can include concerns about noise, pollution, odour and air quality.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and local councils also have roles in protecting human health. EPA’s role, however, focuses on past and present pollution and waste events.
Reviewed 24 October 2019