|Topic:||Arsenic in Drinking Water: 2001 Update|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Committee on Toxicology
Thursday, September 13, 2001
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
2325 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
468 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Arsenic in Drinking Water: 2001 Update
Michelle C. Catlin, Project Director, Subcommittee to Update the 1999 Arsenic in Drinking Water Report, Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
James J. Reisa, Director, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Based in part on findings from a 1999 Research Council report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tightened its standard for the maximum level of arsenic allowed in drinking water. Earlier this year, however, EPA delayed the new rule and asked the Research Council to examine studies conducted since 1999. This report presents an update on the risk to public health from various levels of arsenic in drinking water.
This series of briefings was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 11, 2001 and is available online, in its entirety, through the Web site of the National Academies Press.