Press Spin: EWG distorts perchlorate risk

This press release by the Environmental Working Group reminds me of old times in the 1980s and 1990s when similar press releases sound alarms abouth the contaminant of the month…..something in water was always being blown out of  proportion by environmental groups as the next thing that will kill us….

Consider this. States that believe perchlorate is a problem in their state can set regulations, and they have. Other states do not believe it is such a problem requiring regulation to such low levels, and their views are just as valid as California. EPA should concentrate on doing the health research…..let the states adopt the rules they see fit.

Perchlorate is widespread in the environment and just about everyone is exposed. To focus on drinking water as EWG  is to be misinformed and misguided.

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