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C&EN: EPA Targets Chemicals, Estrogens Contaminants
September 25, 2009, 1:27 pm
Filed under: News

For the first time, agency is considering regulation of pharmaceuticals in drinking water
Cheryl Hogue

September 23, 2009
EPA Targets Chemicals, EstrogensContaminants: For the first time, agency is considering regulation of pharmaceuticals in drinking water.

Pharmaceuticals including a number of estrogens, pesticides, and two major perfluorinated compounds are among the 104 chemicals EPA listed today for possible regulation in drinking water.

This marks the first time the agency will consider pharmaceuticals for potential regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, an EPA spokeswoman tells C&EN. That law governs the quality of the water that public utilities supply to homes and commercial facilities.

The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, an industry trade group, did not return calls for reaction to EPA’s action.

Read further at http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/87/i39/8739news5.html

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