Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ACTION: Tell EPA to Protect Our Drinking Water

ACTION:  Tell EPA to Protect Our Drinking Water

Perchlorate, a chemical contaminant found in jet fuel, has been found in the drinking water supply of 35 states and the District of Columbia. The widespread exposure of the population to some level of perchlorate raises serious health concerns.

The EPA still hasn't decided whether or not to make a national primary drinking water rule for perchlorate -- even though 3 of their own science advisory committees urged them to do so!

So now, EPA is asking for comments on how they should regulate perchlorate in our water.

Scientists say perchlorate affects the thyroid's production of hormones, which are important to the brain development and growth of infants and children. Pregnant women and small children are at greatest risk.

Please tell EPA that to ensure the public's health, they must issue a primary drinking water rule for perchlorate.

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