Chemicals in air we breathe, in water we drink, in food we eat, in materials we use, and in soil we stand define the very quality of environment in which we live, locally and globally. Having a healthy and safe environment to live is a right of every living human being and an increasingly pressing issue of social justice as the number and amount of anthropothenic chemicals in commerce have been increasing exponentially and many of them are environmentally hazardous. Therefore, if you were, are or will be inspired by Rachel Carson's once world-saving book Silent Spring and aspired to follow her foot steps in contributing to making the environment in which we live heathier and safer as a conscientious, dedicated and skillfull environment steward, then the Environmental Metrology (metrology is measurements science, not meteorology nor metallurgy) and Policy (EMAP) Program at Georgetown University is a perfect fit for your graduate education and professional training.
The EMAP is a unique joint program between Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This program offers rigorous learning in environmental measurements science (metrology) & policy making on how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous chemicals, assess their impact to human health and ecological risks, and apply the best available scientific data so obtained to environmental policy making. It focuses on the education and professional training of future generations of leaders and practitioners in the environmental world using measurements science to provide reliable data for developing best environmental policy or laws for the betterment of the world.