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Feds mull regulating drugs in water

Posted on Jan 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

  Federal regulators under President Barack Obama have sharply shifted course on long-standing policy toward pharmaceutical residues in the nation’s drinking water, taking a critical first step toward regulating some of the contaminants while acknowledging they could threaten human health. A burst of significant announcements in recent weeks reflects an expanded government effort to deal with pharmaceuticals as environmental pollutants: — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency has listed some pharmaceuticals as candidates for regulation in drinking water. The...

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