Water Agencies, Industry Oppose California PHGs For Disinfectant Chemicals

December 11, 2019
California water agencies and the chemical industry are strongly opposing a revised proposal by the state’s health hazard office to set separate new drinking water public health goals (PHGs) for four trihalomethanes (THMs) disinfectant chemicals, claiming they are stricter than the current single standard and might threaten public health if agencies are forced to replace them with less effective products. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA’s) “revised draft continues to retain the PHGs for individual THMs proposed in...

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