New Bill Calls For EPA Probe Of Drugs In Waterways

Law360 (May 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has introduced a proposal that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to launch a study of the presence of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in waterways that supply drinking water and their long-term health effects on consumers and aquatic species.

The bill, which Gillibrand announced Tuesday, calls for a two-year investigation of pharmaceuticals that enter the water stream from human excretion, manufacturing and other sources.

“As a lawmaker and mother of two young children, I expect that America’s drinking water is...
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