U.S. Bolsters Chemical Restrictions for Water

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/23/business/23water.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Amid growing complaints and research that systems across the nation are delivering tap water that poses health risks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it would overhaul drinking water regulations, including tightening rules on chemicals used by industries. The EPA is readying stricter regulations on four carcinogens often detected in drinking water, including a chemical commonly used in dry cleaning.

Dr. Oz yesterday also discussed the issues of chemicals in the water, including the United States Geological Survey finding fish with both female and male sex organs possibly due to chemicals from Bisphenol-A, Phthalates and Parabens commonly found in beauty products like shampoos and body lotions, and leftover prescription medicine flushed down the toilet. Read more here.

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