EPA's mission of protecting human and environmental health starts with science. In laboratories, research centers, and field sites across the country, EPA researchers are conducting the science that provides a foundation upon which to make decisions at the Agency. EPA researchers are also lending their expertise to states, tribes, and communities to provide the information, technical support, and innovative tools that will protect them from the environmental issues they are facing.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
EPA Science Matters Research Impacts 2018 (PDF)(20 pp, 2 MB,
Read about how EPA researchers are assisting communities dealing with wildfires, reducing children's lead exposure, using innovative methods to evaluate chemicals, and more in a few of the articles published in 2018.