Health Groups Condemn EPA's High Drinking Water Perchlorate Limit

"EPA wants to allow perchlorate in drinking water to reach concentrations 10 times higher than standards set by states and three times higher than the agency's own reference level.

In a proposal released yesterday for regulating the rocket fuel ingredient that has been linked to thyroid problems, EPA suggests setting a maximum contaminant level and health-based maximum contaminant level goal of 56 parts per billion.

That's orders of magnitude higher than standards set by the two states that have regulated perchlorate.

Massachusetts' standard is 2 ppb, while California is considering lowering its standard of 6 ppb to 1 ppb."

Ariel Wittenberg reports for Greenwire May 24, 2019.

Source: Greenwire, 05/27/2019