The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development is developing solutions and creating a better understanding of how the environment impacts public health.
- Chris Frey, assistant administrator for research and development at the EPA, explained that old service lines are exposing people to lead via their drinking water. The agency is working on finding and replacing these old service lines.
- There is cutting-edge research being done about biological aging that has been showing people in over-burdened communities have a higher biological age than chronological age, he said.
- Climate change is one of Frey’s top priorities for the next year.