Water: Protect Your Health
EPA is committed to protecting human health. The following programs are designed to reduce human exposure to contaminants in water.
- Fish and Wildlife Consumption Advisories
Information on United States and Canadian fish and wildlife consumption advisories and EPA guidance documents in issuing advisories.
- Shellfish Protection
- National Fish Tissue Study
EPA is conducting a screening-level study to estimate the national distribution of selected persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic chemical residues in fish tissue from lakes and reservoirs of the continental United States.
- Drinking Water and Health Advisories
Information on drinking water regulations and health advisories.
- Beach Advisories
Information to help protect people from waterborne diseases at the beach and EPA's annual National Health Protection Survey of Beaches for last year's swimming season.
- Human Health Criteria
Methodology, technical information and guidance for deriving water quality criteria for the protection of human health.
- Federal-State Toxicology and Risk Analysis Committee (FSTRAC)
Information on the cooperative state and federal effort to develop well-rounded, integrated approaches to the assessment, management, communication of and standard-setting for risks from exposure to pollutants.