News from EPA
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
on the Internet.