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Community and business managers, teachers, and parents can take action to reduce pollution and toxics in their communities. This Web site provides information and tools to help you understand and assess environmental data and protect your community's environment.

Community Air Screening How-to Manual

OPPT's Community Air Screening How-To Manual provides a step by step process for screening and prioritizing air quality concerns in a community partnership.

  • Information on chemicals and their effects
  • Tools to help understand and use environmental data
  • Programs and solutions to concerns about chemicals
  • Grants to support community initiatives
  • Forums for tribes and environmental justice communities
  • Alphabetical Index
  • Related programs
  • Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) In addition to these resources, a new Community Action for a Renewed Environment program is available at the EPA. The new CARE program is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for communities to take action to reduce toxic pollution. CARE helps communities through local action, providing technical support and federal funding directly to the collaborative partnership working at the local level. For more information go to Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE).

    For more information on preventing lead poisoning, call 1-800-424-LEAD(5323) or visit www.epa.gov/lead Lead Programs. Lead is a highly toxic metal that was used for many years in products found in and around our homes from lead in paint, dust, and soil. Lead may cause a range of health effects, from behavioral problems and learning disabilities, to seizures and death. Children 6 years old and under are most at risk, because their bodies are growing quickly. Read information on how EPA is playing a major role in addressing these residential lead hazards EPA and information on lead programs in your state.

    Please contact us and let us know what you are doing. We welcome your input on our resources and current projects. We strongly believe that a partnership with communities is key to our success. We are looking forward to working with and learning from your community's work.

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