Home________________                Latest News from EPA


EPA Proposes Revision to Arsenic Drinking Water Standard

On May 24, EPA took steps to significantly reduce public health risks
from arsenic in the nation's drinking water.
The agency is proposing to reduce the current arsenic standard from
50 parts per billion (ppb) to 5 ppb in drinking water.
The proposal would provide additional protection to
at least 22.5 million Americans from cancer and other health problems.
For additional information, visit
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ars/proposalfs.html    on the Internet.

Back to Data PagesReturn To Home PageRequest More Information From EDP