Officials Set Goal for Level of Toxin in Drinking Water
Last week, the California Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment issued the nation's first public health standard for levels of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water. Under the new standard, the level of the chemical should not be more thanÂ 0.02 parts per billion. George Alexeeff, acting director of the office, said the goal for limiting the carcinogen in drinking water will help the state Department of Public Health establish a regulatory standard on the chemical in drinking water.
- "California Acts To Limit Pollutant Targeted by Erin Brockovich" (Hennessy-Fiske, "Greenspace," Los Angeles Times, 7/28).
- "California EPA Sets Goal for Limiting Carcinogen in Water" (Turner, Sacramento Business Journal, 7/28).