|Topic:||Arsenic in Drinking Water|
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Commission on Life Sciences
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Subcommittee on Arsenic in Drinking Water
Monday, March 22, 1999 -- 4:00 p.m.
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Arsenic in Drinking Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering more stringent regulation of arsenic in drinking water. Exposure to arsenic has been associated with skin, lung, liver, bladder, and kidney cancer. A new report by the National Research Council entitled, Arsenic in Drinking Water, examines EPA's characterization of human health risks from ingesting arsenic in water and food, evaluates the adequacy of the current EPA standards, and identifies priorities for research.
This briefing was for Members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on March 23, 1999 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.