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Water Utilities, Environmentalists Criticize EPA Household Lead Level Plan

April 18, 2017
EPA's plan to develop a "health-based benchmark" to assess the relationship between drinking water lead levels and blood lead levels in children is drawing criticism from drinking water utilities, some environmentalists and the state of Texas, which each raise varying concerns about whether the effort will succeed in better protecting children from lead risks. The criticisms come in recent public comments filed ahead of an April 5 deadline for input on EPA's draft report, "Proposed Modeling Approaches for a Health-Based...

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