2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 12 Mar 2005 14:10:42 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Hills (IA) - "Perchlorate standards don't change issue"
Hills ponders water

Perchlorate standards don't change issue

By Deidre Bello
Iowa City Press-Citizen
March 12, 2005

HILLS -- Results from a national study to find an appropriate level of perchlorate exposure for humans had no effect on households in town that have contaminated wells.

Traces of perchlorate were discovered in shallow wells around Hills in 2003. The Environmental Protection Agency conducted quarterly testing in the town while residents waited to see the conclusions from the National Academy of Sciences before fully exploring the possibility of a municipal water system.

The NAS recommended allowing humans to be exposed to a level that is equal to about 20 parts per billion in drinking water. That is the level of daily perchlorate exposure a person can have without it causing adverse health effects.

"It doesn't really change the situation at all," deputy clerk Teresa Volk said of the reference dose.


For the entire article, see
Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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