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E-M:/ Judge orders EPA to review its health standards for lead pollution Associated Press
- Subject: E-M:/ Judge orders EPA to review its health standards for lead pollution Associated Press
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- Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 09:14:11 -0400
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Title: Judge orders EPA to review its health standards for
EPA air lead
standard is hopelessly out of date, still based on a 1978 standard of
30 ug/l blood standard. Most current research show that there is
not safe level of lead exposure.
Can someone at DEQ
tell us what standard Michigan follows in its air permitting?
Hopefully not the EPA standard.
standard states that the air is unhealthy if, over a period of three
months, it has an average of more than 1.5 micrograms of lead per
cubic meter of air."
the EPA based the standard in part on a finding by the Centers for
Disease Control that children had lead poisoning if they had 30
micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood, Lipeles said. By 1991,
the CDC had reduced that amount to just 10 micrograms per deciliter of
blood, she said."
Judge orders EPA
to review its health standards for lead pollution
- A federal judge in St. Louis has ordered the Environmental
Protection Agency to review its health standard for lead pollution in
the air, saying the agency had "blatantly disregarded"
Congress' requirement that such reviews be held every five
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104