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EPA Balks at Protecting Kids From Lead Exposure

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new proposal for regulating lead in drinking water will leave millions of American children exposed to dangerous levels of the highly potent neurotoxin, which can cause permanent brain damage, warned the Environmental Working Group.  Today EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler unveiled the Trump administration’s proposal to update the 1991 Lead and Copper Rule. The update proposes changes to regulations on lead in pipes that deliver water to homes but leaves unchanged the action level for lead in drinking water of 15 parts per billion, or ppb.  Read more....

 

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