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Definition of Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency: The US government agency founded to "protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment--air, water, and land--upon which life depends." The Environmental Protection Agency is known as the EPA.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2012

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