TITLE

New Federal Rules on Lead in Water Fail To Protect Consumers, E.P.A. Told

PUB. DATE
May 1991
SOURCE
Education Week;5/22/1991, Vol. 10 Issue 35, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rule governing the amount of lead that may exist in drinking water does little to protect consumers against unhealthy levels of the metal. The U.S. House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment's organized a hearing on May 10,1991, in response to the agency's new rule, which had been announced only days earlier. The agency's current standard permits no more than 50 parts per billion of lead in drinking water. Utilities in large cities will have six years to meet the new ceiling by using chemicals to reduce the acidity of their water.
ACCESSION #
19725517

 

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