In A First, EPA Integrates Cardiovascular Mortality Benefits In Lead Pipe Rule

December 5, 2023
EPA’s recent plan requiring replacement of lead service lines (LSLs) for the first time integrates the benefits from reduced cardiovascular mortality, boosting the rule’s estimated benefits significantly more than what has previously been estimated to flow from IQ considerations alone and setting a precedent that could strengthen several other pending rules. Tom Neltner, senior director of the Safer Chemicals Initiative at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), told Inside EPA that the estimated monetary benefits of reducing cardiovascular mortality are significantly...


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