Press Spin: Arsenic is the go-to-pollutant to create a perceived crisis….

Arsenic has been the go-to chemical when environmental activitists want to push their agenda…..Not much good could be said about it….no one wants it in their drinking water….So whenever a new study is published, no matter how obscure, whether it is relevant or not, regardless of the study design, or its limitations….it gives activists a chance to make noise and push on EPA to lower their standard…..justified or not…..the current health goal is zero….can’t go much lower than that, even if it could be measured….

In this case, (click here) the current drinking water standard is being attacked intentionally……there is nothing new of substance in this article….just repackaged information wrapped in another mouse study…

In the run-up to the election of George W. Bush as President of the United States in 2000, USEPA pushed through the existing arsenic MCL just before the election. It would not surprise me at all to see USEPA try it again in the run-up to 2012 Presidential election. The USEPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking (OGWDW)  has bullied the private sector and utilities for many years will certainly try it again….whether needed or not…..

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