epa to overhaul drinking water policy

epa to overhaul drinking water policyfrom food safety news: Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its plans to overhaul drinking water regulations. According to the New York Times, the new policies will allow officials to police dozens of contaminants simultaneously and tighten rules on the chemicals used by industries. Although the EPA has not yet specified the exact details, the new regulations are aimed at policing the hundreds of chemicals that are linked to diseases in small concentrations but are unregulated in drinking water. “There are a range of chemicals that have become more prevalent in our products, our water, and our bodies in the last 50 years,” said EPA administrator Lisa Jackson on Monday. The agency’s announcement, she said, is “a new vision for providing clean, safe drinking water.”

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