Is the EPA in charge of regulating all harmful substances in the U.S., or are some substances left up to states’ discretion?



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    That depends on which substances you’re referring to. The Environmental Protection Agency can regulate polluting chemicals. On the other hand, the Food and Drug Administration deals with harmful substances in food, medicine, and cosmetics. Individual states or even counties have been known to impose stricter emission guidelines or laws prohibiting certain substances. The way I understand it, they cannot cancel or decrease a restriction established by a federal agency, but they can increase or create new ones.

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