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EPA Scientist

Physical Danger

It's highly unlikely that you'll be press-ganged into doing cleanup after a near-meltdown of a nuclear plant (job caveat: extreme irradiation risk). But the ordinary wear-and-tear of the job could expose you to pesticides and other toxins, carbon monoxide (think: car exhaust experiments), fieldwork hazards (bug, insects, nasty plants, bogs). Stay in Scout mode: Be prepared…for anything.